Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Jugular catheterization

Contributor(s): Elisa Mazzaferro, Sheilah Robertson

Introduction

  • Good sample collection technique is vital to successful biochemical and hematological analysis of blood.
  • Jugular vein gives rapid, unobstructed flow of blood.
  • Peripheral veins, eg cephalic and saphenous, often detrimental → slow blood flow → sample artifacts (hemolysis and microclots).

Uses

Advantages

  • Easily accessible, large vein.
  • Simple technique.
  • Can be performed in conscious animal with simple restraint.

Disadvantages

  • Difficult to apply sustained pressure to venipuncture site if required.

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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