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Tracheobronchial washing in the dog and cat
  1. Andrew Sparkes

    Andrew Sparkes graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1983. He is currently Feline Advisory Bureau lecturer in feline medicine at Bristol.

  2. Paul Wotton

    Paul Wotton graduated from Bristol in 1975. He is currently lecturer in small animal medicine at Bristol, with research interests in the aetiopathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy.

  3. Peter Brown

    Peter Brown qualified from Glasgow in 1972. He is currently lecturer in veterinary pathology at Bristol, with research interests including the development of computeraided learning.


THE collection of tracheobronchial washings is indicated in the diagnostic investigation of airway disease of undetermined aetiology. The material obtained from the washings is representative of changes occurring in the major airways (trachea and bronchi) and can be submitted for both cytological examination and bacteriological culture.

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