Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Interpreting blood profiles: Part One - Obtaining a sample.

Abstract

This article is the first in a series outlining how to obtain a blood sample from non-domesticated species and how to interpret he results to reach a diagnosis. Clinical signs of illness in exotic species are often non-specific, making blood sampling an invaluable diagnostic tool to facilitate rapid, appropriate treatment.