Radial Vein Blood Collection in the Miniature Pig

Blood collection in miniature pigs can be a challenge. Peripheral veins are not readily accessible and some vessels, such as the auricular vein, are inadequate for obtaining sufficient volumes. The radial vein is located along the medial aspect of the forelimb. This vessel is relatively straight and generally superficial . . .

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Mozzachio K. Radial vein blood collection in the miniature pig. LafeberVet Web site. July 11, 2019. Available at  https://lafeber.com/vet/radial-vein-blood-collection-in-the-miniature-pig/