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SAMPLING FOR MH

Timothy Pearsons, veterinary student, University of Tennessee, reviews the tools needed for taking laryngeal samples to help confirm the presence of bacteria such as Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (MH).

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Watch a team of veterinarians and pig caregivers demonstrate the steps to collect a laryngeal sample from a sow in a gestation stall.



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Watch as a veterinarian and a pig caregiver demonstrate the steps to collect a laryngeal sample from a piglet.

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Kent Schwartz, DVM, Iowa State University, demonstrates two techniques to take a bronchoalveolar sample during a necropsy. Dr. Schwartz shows the syringe and pipette collection methods.



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Kent Schwartz, DVM, Iowa State University, demonstrates how to use swabs to collect samples from the major bronchial airways. Both the single swab and double swab techniques are demonstrated.

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Kent Schwartz, DVM, Iowa State University, demonstrates how to prepare samples for histopathy, bacteriology and molecular (PCR) testing during a necropsy. Dr. Schwartz also demonstrates how to collect the tracheal-bronchial lymph nodes (TBLN) for histopathy testing.