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Farm Animal Practice
Blood transfusions in cattle
  1. Andrew Soldan

    Andrew Soldan graduated from London in 1986. After a spell in mixed practice in Yorkshire, he undertook an MSc in tropical veterinary science at Edinburgh, and then spent four years in Malawi working on tickborne diseases. On his return to the UK, he worked for the Veterinary Investigation Service for one year and then spent three years in practice in Devon. He currently works for the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge, and is responsible for diagnostic testing both at Weybridge and at the VLA, Bury St Edmunds.


THE timely administration of a blood transfusion in cases of life-threatening anaemia in cattle is relatively simple and clinically very rewarding. The whole procedure takes about 60 to 80 minutes and, at a cost to the farmer of approximately £80 to £100, is often economically justifiable.

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