Blood Collection in Swine
Blood collection from swine, especially larger animals, has been described as difficult. However, methods of
blood collection and guidelines for sampling volumes applicable to research have been developed. The
purpose of this manuscript is to provide guidance on the collection of blood samples from swine used for
biomedical research projects.
M. Michael Swindle, DVM, Professor and Chairman, Department of Comparative Medicine, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC 29425