In Greek mythology, after Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus sought revenge by instructing Hephaestus to create Pandora and gist her to Prometheus’ brother, Epimetheus. She then opened a jar (mistranslated from the word pithos as box) containing sickness and death and released evil in the world, avenging the wrath of Zeus. Today, opening Pandora’s box is widely employed when one is about to start something that may be the source of many problems. We hope that by opening that box everyone – veterinary students, veterinarians, pathology residents, and pathologists – may be able to transform the apparent unveiling chaos into a solvable puzzle by using this book as a basic source of guidance and information during their professional training or professional life.


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