Claire Whitehead (BVCS President) has been working with Pet Blood Bank UK to develop and launch a UK-wide processing service for camelid blood for plasma production.
Details of the service can be found here: https://www.petbloodbankuk.org/vet-professionals/services/alpaca-service/
A Camelid Plasma webinar has been produced to give 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. The webinar can be accessed at any time and will remain on Pet Blood Bank UK e- learning platform for future reference.
Visit: www.petbloodbankuk.org/cpd [You will need to register to gain access to the CPD area]