Techniques for collecting blood from collared peccaries, Dicotyles tajacu (L.). Academic Article uri icon


  • Four methods are described for obtaining blood samples from the collared peccary. This animal lacks prominent superficial veins which makes the procedure of taking blood difficult for inexperienced persons. Large volumes of blood (greater than 20 ml) can be obtained easily via anterior vena cava venipuncture. Moderate amounts of blood (less than 20 ml) can be obtained from the orbital sinus. Lesser volumes of blood can be obtained from superficial veins located on the ear and the hind limb. The saphenous vein is distended easily due to its unique location across the cranial face of the tibia.

published proceedings

  • J Wildl Dis

author list (cited authors)

  • Lochmiller, R. L., Hellgren, E. C., Robinson, R. M., & Grant, W. E.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Lochmiller, RL||Hellgren, EC||Robinson, RM||Grant, WE

publication date

  • January 1984