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Abstract

Venipuncture in exotic companion mammals.

Abstract

Blood collection for diagnostic testing in exotic companion mammals can be a challenge, but today′s technological advancements allow us to gain valuable information, even with a limited sample. This article discusses the laboratory analysis; total blood and collection volumes; restraining procedures prior to collection; collection technique; and complications of venipuncture.