How to Get a Blood Sample from a Trained Dolphin?

Answer Ever wonder how vets can take place a needle into an animal and have the animal be perfectly ok with it? How can a trainer take blood from a killer whale or dolphin? Here is how! These directions a... Read More »

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A 10mL sample of blood obtained from a term infant represents approximately--------- of its total blood volume?

Infants have around 80ml per kilogram blood volume (although the range can be from 50-100ml'kg). This steadily drops to the adult values of 50-70ml/kg. A 6 month old infant weighing approx 6 kg wo... Read More »

What is the best sample for the determination of blood pH and blood gases?

Has anyone ever heard of dogs trained to smell blood sugar changes in a diabetic?

It's the cover story on this month's Diabetes Forecast magazine. You can also find lots of information by doing a web search on "diabetic assistance dogs". It's fascinating stuff.

Why take blood sample from babies head?

Some bleeding after the cord falls off is normal. If it infected it may cause more bleeding. Continuous bleeding is a cause for concern and requires evaluation by a pediatrician and investigation.