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Blood sampling in animals

I was recently coming from the farm trip and the thing I enjoyed while working is blood sampling. Honestly, bleeding program is the most exciting activity for me; to see the blood oozing out from vein to the tube and you can't help the satisfied feeling because you have done it. However, I have only learn to do venipuncture to animals such as sheep, goat and cattle. I have not put a try on other animals (it'll be pleasure to practice) and here's some information about blood sampling technique in animals.


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Equipments

1. Needle

Needle size : The smaller the number, the bigger the lumen


Needle and needle sheath


2. Holder


Holder: To direct the blood from the needle to the vacutainer


3. Vacutainer tube


Containers containing coagulant (commonly used in veterinary medicine)
  • Red top: Contain clot activator and gel for serum seperation
  • Orange top: Contain thrombin (a rapid clot activator) for STAT serum testing
Containers containing anticoagulant (Commonly used in veterinary medicine)
  • Green top: Contain sodium heparin or lithium heparin for plasma determination
  • Purple top: Contain ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) strong anticoagulant used for full blood count and blood films.

Where to take the blood??

1.Sheep and goat: Jugular vein






2. Cattle: Coccygeal vein and jugular vein


Coccygeal vein


Jugular vein


3. Pigs: External jugular vein and marginal ear vein

Jugular vein



Marginal ear vein



4. Horse: Jugular vein





5. Cats: Jugular vein and medial saphenous vein


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Jugular vein


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Saphenous vein


6. Dog: Jugular vein and cephalic vein


Jugular vein




Cephalic vein


7. Poultry: Wing vein


Wing vein bleeding


8. Elephant: auricular (ear) vein, cephalic vein, saphenous vein


Saphenous vein


Auricular vein


9. Rabbit, rat or mice : Marginal ear vein, jugular vein, cephalic vein, saphenous vein



10. Iguana (or some cold-blooded animal) : Ventral tail vein



Ps: When time comes, I'll post the blood sampling procedure

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5 comments:

Andy A.M.O Burmese Vet said...

Hi
I am a vet originally from Burma, currently living in U.S. By reading your blog, I can tell that you are inspired, dedicated and determined to be a vet, and I can see that you can make a good veterinarian. I am impressed by the photos and techniques in your posting about venepuncture. Keep up the good work and welcome to the world of deedicated vets. BTW, one of the professors from my vet med school is the wellknown expert in wildlife, specialised in wild asian bredding projects.

Andy Aung Oo

Andy A.M.O Burmese Vet said...

In my previous comment, I meant wild asian elephant breeding project.

Thanks

Dr.H said...

hi s Dr Hafidz vets dari UiTM. awak ni masih belajar di umk ker dah kerja. I just pass through perasan your blog. Keep good work. Ada masa masuk my blog www.kucingneko.blogspot.com

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