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Non-surgical catheterization of the jugular vein in young pigs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10780815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current methods utilized for serial blood collection in the young pig are limited due to the stress and/or discomfort to which the pig is exposed. Thus, we have developed a non-surgical, minimally invasive cannulation technique which allows jugular vein catheter placement in the young pig without causing extended discomfort or stress. The procedure described is rapid (approximately 8 min/pig) and relatively simple, requiring only minimal anaesthesia for immobilization of the pig during the procedure. Routinely, 2-week-old piglets are standing in their pens within 15-20 min from initiation of the procedure. Piglets recover rapidly from the procedure and display no clinical indications of pain or discomfort. Serum concentrations of cortisol, a standard indicator of stress and/or discomfort, are asymptomatic within 2 h of completing the procedure (k = 26.14+/-3.03 ng/ml). Stress is limited to the initial immobilization of the piglets. With this technique of cannulation, we routinely maintain catheter patency for 2 days, and often for as long as 5 days.
J A Carroll; J A Daniel; D H Keisler; R L Matteri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Laboratory animals     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0023-6772     ISO Abbreviation:  Lab. Anim.     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-11     Completed Date:  2000-05-11     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0112725     Medline TA:  Lab Anim     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Animal Physiology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics, Inhalation
Blood Specimen Collection / methods,  veterinary*
Catheterization, Central Venous / methods,  veterinary*
Hydrocortisone / blood
Jugular Veins / physiology*
Swine / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Inhalation; 151-67-7/Halothane; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone

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