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Skin scrapes and hair plucks

Belle visited the surgery for her 2nd vaccination and scabs on her skin. Tom our veterinary surgeon preformed skin scrapes and hair plucks on Belle to establish the cause of the skin issues.

skin scraping is the process of removing some skin cells to look at under the microscope. It helps identify some skin parasites, especially mites, and sometimes fungal conditions like ringworm. A blade is rubbed across the skin and the sample of cells and skin is mixed with oil and prepared for the vet to look under the microscope.

Hair plucks are where we apply a few drops of mineral oil to a glass microscope slide the hairs are then pulled from the root and placed on the microscope slide with mineral oil.

Belle samples were submitted to the laboratory and we are awaiting their report Belle was a very brave kitten.

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