How to examine, take samples and prepare slides for diagnosis of canine ear disorders

Jody Katy Barry
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Veterinary nurses play a vital role in ear examination, supporting veterinary surgeons in making their diagnosis. This article provides an outline on how to examine the ears of a canine patient, how to take a swab for cytology and how to prepare slides for examination.

Figure 1. The equipment needed for taking samples from the ear.
Figure 1. The equipment needed for taking samples from the ear.

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