• Webinar recorded on Thu 2nd May, 2013
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In the first part of this joint presentation Adam Bell, Director of Medicine at Calder Vets in Dewsbury discusses the indications, equipment and techniques required for obtaining good quality bronchoalveolar lavage samples in practice. When and where to sample, fluid volumes to use and blind and endoscopic techniques will be reviewed along with a step by step visual guide to techniques for optimal sample recovery.

In short, everything you need to know about taking great BALs but were afraid to ask! In the second part Nick Carmichael, Veterinary Director at CTDS laboratories will discuss what happens at the lab to turn the sample into meaningful results and will talk through cases showing common features in BAL cytology and what they mean for the patient’s final diagnosis and their care.

There will also be a brief discussion of what PCR analysis of BAL samples can offer including the new Angiostrongylus vasorum PCR which has recently become available. If you thought pouring liquid into lungs was bad for them, think again and join us on 2 nd May.

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