2021 journal article

Factors associated with clinical interpretation of tracheal wash fluid from dogs with respiratory disease: 281 cases (2012‐2017)

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

By: A. Graham n, K. Tefft n, D. Stowe n, M. Jacob n, J. Robertson n & E. Hawkins n

author keywords: aerobic culture; antibiotics; endotracheal; transtracheal
MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use; Bacteria; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dogs; Respiratory Tract Diseases / diagnosis; Respiratory Tract Diseases / veterinary; Retrospective Studies; Trachea
TL;DR: Endotracheal wash fluid, in particular, should be screened for gross mucus or turbidity to maximize the likelihood of an adequate specimen, while presence of bacteria on cytology was a good predictor of any growth, while their absence was aGood predictor of the absence of growth of 1+ or more. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 10, 2021