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Blood sampling technique in penguins (Sphenisciformes)
  1. HJ Samour,
  2. DM Jones,
  3. S Pugsley and
  4. AK Fitzgerald


The blood vessels in the flippers of members of the Sphenisciformes were studied with the aim of locating a suitable anatomical site for the collection of blood from this order. The optimal site was found to be the brachial vein on the ventral surface of the flipper. Blood samples were taken using this method from five different species.

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