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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 25–29 | Cite as

A simple technique for the collection of brain samples for the diagnosis of heartwater

  • B. E. C. Schreuder
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Summary

A simple technique for the collection of brain samples for the post-mortem diagnosis of heartwater(Cowdria ruminantium infection) is described. A sharp spoon(curette) or teaspoon and a knife are the only instruments required. After the head has been removed from the body a sample of cerebellar cortex is collected with the spoon through the foramen occipitale, thus obviating the need for opening the skull itself. This diagnostic technique appears to be as reliable as the conventional technique of collecting samples from the cerebral cortex.

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Public Health Cerebral Cortex Diagnostic Technique Veterinary Medicine Como 
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Une Technique Simple Pour Prelever Des Echantillons De Cerveau En Vue Du Diagnostic De La Heart-Water

Résumé

Une technique simple pour le prélèvement d'échantillons de cerveau en vue du diagnostic post-mortem de la heartwater (infection àCowdria ruminantium) est décrite. Une curette ou une cuillère à thé et un couteau sont les seuls instruments nécessaires. Après que la tête a été séparée du corps, un échantillon dú cortex cérébral est récolté avec la cuillère à travers le foramen occipital, ce qui évite d'ouvrir la boite cranienne elle-même. Le diagnostic technique apparaît comme aussi valable que la technique conventionnelle de prélèvement d'échantillons de cortex cerébral.

Tecnica Simple Para El Muestreo De La Masa Encefalica De Casos Sospechosos De Hidropericardio

Resumen

Se describe una técnica simple para el muestréo de cerebros en el diagnóstico post-mortem de hidropericardio (Cowdria ruminantium). Una cureta afilada o cucharita de té y un cuchillo son los únicos instrumentos utilizados. Despues de la remoción de la cabeza del animal sospechoso, se toma una muestra de la corteza cerebelar con una cucharita a través del forámen del hueso occipital, sin necesidad de abrír el cráneo. Esta técnica diagnóstica parece ser tan precisa como la convencional.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. C. Schreuder
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterinary Investigation LaboratoryKatsinaNigeria

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