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Through research, there has been found many types of animal biologicals that are collected for variety of different reasons. One of its best purposes is to cure diseases while other specimens are preserved for later use. You will find through the various types of biologicals, the ones most commonly collected are animal serum & blood products, raw animal biological products, chicken tissues & organs.
Necessary Conditions to Collect Animal BiologicalsBefore the collection of animal biologicals, there are a few conditions that must be met:
- Animal Biological Collection from a Healthy Organism
- It is important to verify that the animal is healthy and free from any kind of contamination.
- It is vital to remember that specimens should never be collected from sick animals.
- It is also critical to check everything regarding parasitic contamination as it affects the integrity of the tissue's sample.
- After the supervision of antibiotics, biologicals are collected within 21 days.
- The animal should be free from any kind of stress. Quality of a sample from an animal under stress raises chances for the sample quality to be compromised.
- In order to study certain diseases like cancer diabetes, endocrine disease, and Alzheimer's, biologicals are if possible collected from genetically modified animals.
- It is recommended to collect the samples using techniques that cause as little pain as possible to the animal.
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- Animal Biologicals That Need to Be Frozen
All specimens/materials collected that are planned to be frozen need to be transported on ice to a close lab for further examination. In case of risk of virus, it should be frozen in a store where temperatures are maintained under 20-degree Celsius. Small animals must be stored at a moderate temperature for about 5 hours. For blood sample collections, various chemicals are used that are termed as anti-coagulants; sodium herapin, Sodium EDTA, Alsevers Solution etc. are a few. Chicken red blood cells are retrieved from the wings veins of three different chickens and then mixed with anticoagulants. These chickens are housed separately from other chickens.