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Blood sampling techniques in reptiles
  1. HJ Samour,
  2. D Risley,
  3. T March,
  4. B Savage,
  5. O Nieva and
  6. DM Jones

Abstract

Disposition of the superficial blood vessels was studied in 38 species of reptiles with a view to examining their suitability for taking blood samples. It was concluded that the coccygeal veins were probably the most suitable for this purpose and the precise techniques for sampling from the different orders are described.

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