Blood Collection for Plasma

If you are a vet and your alpaca or llama client has asked you to collect blood to make plasma for this year’s upcoming cria crop, you will find this online resource really useful. As an advisor to the UK Pet Blood Bank service, together we have created a Camelid Plasma webinar which will provide you with practical guidance and support to help ensure plasma can be collected and transfused safely and effectively.

The webinar is split into two distinct sections;

  • Part 1 – guides you on how to safely collect whole blood in a closed manner from camelids which can then be processed into plasma using the Pet Blood Bank processing service,
  • Part 2- provides advice on how this plasma can be transfused to crias who are suffering with a failure of passive transfer of maternal immunity.

The webinar is free for veterinary professionals to view and will contribute 90 minutes towards your annual CPD training objective. The webinar can be accessed at any time and will remain on Pet Blood Bank UK e- learning platform for future reference. You will have to create an account that needs to be verified so it may take about 24 hours before you can access the webinar.

https://www.petbloodbankuk.org/vet-professionals/services/cpd-programme/

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