Technique for the collection of clear urine from the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

Show simple item record Myburgh, Jan G. Huchzermeyer, Fritz W. Soley, John Thomson Booyse, Dirk G. Groenewald, Hermanus B. Bekker, Lizette C. Iguchi, Taisen Guillette, Louis J. 2012-09-11T06:52:16Z 2012-09-11T06:52:16Z 2012-07-04
dc.description.abstract Urine samples can be a very useful diagnostic tool for the evaluation of animal health. In this article, a simple technique to collect urine from the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) was described, based on a similar unpublished technique developed for the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) using a canine urinary catheter. With this technique, it was possible to collect relatively clean urine samples from Nile crocodiles of different sizes using canine urinary catheters or small diameter stomach tubes. Based on the gross anatomical features of the cloaca of the Nile crocodile, it was confirmed that urine accumulates in a chamber consisting of the urodeum and coprodeum. Faecal material is stored temporarily in the very short rectum, which is separated from the urinary chamber by the rectocoprodeal sphincter. en
dc.description.librarian mn2012 en
dc.description.sponsorship The Norwegian Council for Higher Education’s Program for Development, Research and Education en
dc.description.uri en
dc.identifier.citation Myburgh JG, Huchzermeyer FW, Soley JT, et al. Technique for the collection of clear urine from the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus). J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2012;83(1), Art. #8, 6 pages. http://dx.DOI. org/ 10.4102/jsava.v83i1.8. en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2809
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/jsava.v83i1.8
dc.identifier.other 6701816856
dc.identifier.other 35321482200
dc.identifier.other G-9839-2014
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Urine samples en
dc.subject Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) en
dc.subject.lcsh Nile crocodile -- Research en
dc.subject.lcsh Crocodylidae -- Research en
dc.title Technique for the collection of clear urine from the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) en
dc.type Article en

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