Haematology is commonly used as a non-invasive diagnostic tool for the assessment of the health status of wild and captive chelonians. However, haematology in turtles and tortoises is still not as developed as mammalian or avian haematology, and great variability and subjectivity is expected when obtaining and analysing blood results. This webinar will review most aspects of chelonian haematology, including venipuncture sites, sample handling, sources of variability, cell identification and changes with disease. The aim is to provide appropriate tools for the veterinarian and for the clinical pathologist to decide what kind of information can and cannot be obtained from chelonian haematology.
This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.