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An Alternative Technique for Gastric Sampling in Snakes

Author:
Bogan, James E.
Source:
Journal of herpetological medicine and surgery 2019 v.29 no.1-2 pp. 13-16
ISSN:
1529-9651
Subject:
biopsy, cryptosporidiosis, medicine, signs and symptoms (animals and humans), snakes
Abstract:
Collecting gastric samples is often necessary when evaluating a snake exhibiting clinical signs of gastric cryptosporidiosis. Traditional techniques for obtaining these samples include gastric lavage and endoscopic or surgical biopsy. An alternative technique is described for collecting gastric samples in snakes using an equine uterine culture swab.
Agid:
6447354