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Sample Selection for Bovine Abortion Workups

Fresh Tissues (place in clean bags, i.e. whirlpacks)

  • lung
  • liver
  • kidney
  • lymph node
  • spleen
  • heart
  • thymus
  • placenta-2-3 sections with cotyledons (place in separate bag)

Fresh Fluids (place in individual sterile tubes)

  1. abomasal contents
  2. thoracic fluid

Fixed Tissues (place in formalin)

  1. placenta (4-5 sections)
  2. thyroid gland
  3. heart
  4. lung
  5. spleen
  6. liver
  7. kidney
  8. adrenal glands
  9. brain
  10. skeletal muscle (3 sections)

 

Additional Appropriate Tests

1) globe or ocular fluid (nitrate levels)

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