How to perform a skin scrape

Clara Macfarlane
Saturday, February 1, 2014

A skin scrape is a fairly quick and simple diagnostic technique that all veterinary nurses should be able to perform competently. It is also an inexpensive diagnostic aid, that is easy to undertake, and if assessed in-house, can produce rapid results which permit prompt treatment of affected animals. Competency in these skills will improve management of skin cases and will free up valuable time for the veterinary surgeon to continue with a busy clinic.

How to perform a skin scrape
How to perform a skin scrape

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