RE: animal tissue

From:Laurie Reilly

G'day Amy and Fred,
My experience with animal tissues concurs with what Fred has said; humans 
are very similar to other animals, histologically speaking. Having trained 
in a hospital and then moved into the veterinary field I found little 
difficulty transposing methods from one to the other.
Certainly, most bovine tissues can be treated just the same as human 
tissues. One difference being that bovine uterus is a "piece of cake" to 
cut compared to my memories of human uterus.

The other consideration with animal tissues is that small specimens, 
particularly from rodents and small birds, require much shorter processing 
times if they are not to become too brittle to cut.

                      Regards,   Laurie.

At 04:44 PM 06/27/02 -0400, Monson, Frederick C. wrote:
>Hi Amy,
>         In my experience, whether processing amphibine, reptiline, or
>mammaline (including primatine (including humine), lagormorphine, rodentine,
>porcine, elephantine or whaline) tissues, the procedures only varied as a
>consequence of known pathology (sp., pathogines).  As you can see I have
>steer'd clear of bovines, because I never permitted myself to be cowed into
>working with such bull.  Actually, however, someone snuck (sneaked?) some
>bovide tissue into a run years ago and I didn't know the difference until
>after I had included the results in my rodentide report.
>         My advice is to steer clear of any procedural modification that sets
>the bovid apart from the same processing used on other mammalids (including
>Best regards and good luck on your boars.  I'll soon be taking the bore'ds
>in Advanced English with a concentration in phonetic consistency as soon as
>I save sufficient funds.
>Fred Monson - someone tell me it's not close to Friday!
>Frederick C. Monson, PhD
>Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging
>Schmucker II Science Center
>West Chester University
>South Church Street and Rosedale
>West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, 19383
>Phone:  610-738-0437
>FAX:  610-738-0437
>Visitors URL:
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> > From:
> > Sent:         Thursday, June 27, 2002 3:46 PM
> > To:
> > Subject:      animal tissue
> >
> >
> >       Does anyone have any info. or protocols/procedures that they would
> > be willing to share on processing and staining of animal tissue?  I work
> > with human tissue but am gonna have to use some animal tissue(steer)  for
> > my histology boards - Any info. would be appreciated -
> >
> >                                                                   Amy
> > 843-527-7179 - phone
> >
> > 843-520-7882 - fax
> >

Mr.Laurie Reilly                                              Ph 07 4781 4468
Physiology & Pharmacology                           Fax  07 4779  1526
Aust.Inst.of Tropical Vet.& Animal Sc.
James Cook University
Townsville  Qld. 


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