Bronchoalveolar lavage in the investigation of bovine respiratory disease

George Caldow*

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WHILE the prospect of introducing a nasal tube into the airways of a conscious animal and then passing a small volume of saline into the lung may appear daunting, the procedure is safe and well tolerated in all but the most dyspnoeic patient. This article describes the technique of bronchoalveolar lavage and discusses the benefits it offers over more conventional sampling methods in the diagnosis of respiratory disease in cattle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalIn Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPrint publication - Jan 2001

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