Journal Article


T Sweeney
J. F. Roche
B Earley
H McAllister
M A Crowe
C M A Thuring


Medicine & Nursing

female animals pathology instrumentation hydrocortisone evaluation studies as topic blood sheep lymphoid tissue biopsy male veterinary

Evaluation of peripheral lymphoreticular biopsy techniques and their clinical side effects in sheep. (2002)

Abstract Tissue samples were collected postmortem from 126 sheep at five lymphoreticular sites by different techniques. The three most successful combinations of sites and techniques were: the third eyelids, using a forceps and scissors, which provided a mean (se) of 5.32 (0.70) lymphoid follicles per 5 microm tissue section, a mandibular lymph node, using a Biopty gun, which gave 1.19 (0.26) lymphoid follicles per 5 microm tissue section, and tonsil, using a biopsy forceps, which gave 1.14 (0.27) lymphoid follicles per 5 microm tissue section. These three techniques were repeated once a month for five months on five sheep under general anaesthesia, and their clinical effects were compared with five control sheep which were restrained and anaesthetised in the same way but from which no biopsies were taken. Most lymphoid follicles (3.47 [0.58] per 5 pm tissue section) were obtained by using the third eyelid biopsy technique. There were no clinical side effects associated with the biopsy procedure. There were increases in the plasma concentration of cortisol in all the animals, suggesting that the restraint and anaesthesia were more stressful than the biopsy procedure.
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T Sweeney, J. F. Roche, B Earley, H McAllister, M A Crowe, C M A Thuring

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T Sweeney
University College Dublin
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Bernadette Earley
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M A Crowe
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