Abdominocentesis in cattle: technique and criteria for diagnosis of peritonitis.

@article{Wilson1985AbdominocentesisIC,
  title={Abdominocentesis in cattle: technique and criteria for diagnosis of peritonitis.},
  author={Allen D. Wilson and Vicki Hirsch and Arthur D. Osborne},
  journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne},
  year={1985},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          74-80
        }
}
A reliable method for the collection of peritoneal fluid from cattle using a trocar and cannula is described. Peritoneal fluid was collected from three groups of cattle: periparturient, normal and with peritonitis. The fluid was examined by white cell count, differential cell count, total protein concentration and bacteriology. The results were analysed to determine the best criteria for peritonitis. Greater than 10% eosinophils were typical of normal peritoneal fluid. Peritoneal fluid with a… CONTINUE READING

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