Practice tip: Blood sampling boars

Cate E. Dewey, DVM, MSc, PhD; Susy Carman, DVM, PhD

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We have Dr. Darwin Reicks to thank for revolutionizing the way we obtain blood samples from boars in Ontario. Last year, he taught us to collect from the ear vein while the boars were ejaculating,... We wanted to follow his lead, but needed a sample of sufficient size for both a polymerase chain reaction test and a PRRS ELISA test. ... Our methods are described and illustrated....

Keywords: blood sample, collect, ear

RIS citationCite as: Dewey CE, Carman S. Practice tip: Blood sampling boars. J Swine Health Prod 2006;14(5):267-268.

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