Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Cephalic venipuncture

Contributor(s): Sheilah Robertson

Introduction

  • Good sample collection technique is vital to obtain a blood sample of adequate quality for analysis.
  • Peripheral veins, eg cephalic and saphenous, often detrimental → slow blood flow → sample artefacts (hemolysis and microclots.)

Uses

  • Collection of blood for analysis.
  • Administration of intravenous drugs +/- fluids Fluid therapy.

Advantages

  • Simple technique (unless difficult animal).
  • Straightforward technique for intravenous drug administration.

Disadvantages

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

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