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Bronchoalveolar lavage is a minimally invasive technique used to obtain luminal cells from terminal bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli for investigating pulmonary disease. 1 In human, canine, and equine medicine, certain aspects of BAL techniques

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. ABBREVIATIONS BAL Bronchoalveolar lavage BALF Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid ELF Epithelial lining fluid a. ABL 800 FLEX, Radiometer A/S, Brøshøj, Denmark. b. Domitor, Orion Oyj, Espoo, Finland. c. Torbugesic, Scanvet Animal Health A

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remained > 15 cm H 2 O, whereas all control horses had changes in P L < 15 cm H 2 O during the study. 9 BAL procedures —Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was collected in February, March, and April from the left and right lungs of all horses. Horses were

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domestic species. ABBREVIATIONS BAL Bronchoalveolar lavage BALF Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid FOT Forced oscillatory technique FRC Functional residual capacity PEF Peak expiratory flow PIF Peak inspiratory flow RIP Respiratory

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allergen-specific IgE reactivity) may help to detect BALF biomarkers that can be used to distinguish between cats with asthma and those with chronic bronchitis. ABBREVIATIONS BALF Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid CLIN ASM Naturally developing

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quality in dogs with respiratory tract disease is warranted. ABBREVIATIONS BAL Bronchoalveolar lavage BALF Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid IQR Interquartile range MA Manual aspiration SPA Suction pump aspiration TNCC Total nucleated cell

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mechanisms of various respiratory tract diseases and to identify disease-specific biomarkers. ABBREVIATIONS BAL Bronchoalveolar lavage BALF Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid IPF Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis a. Amicon Ultra-0.5 10 K

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information regarding diseases associated with diffuse airway inflammation, resulting in information that differs from the information obtained by cytologic evaluation of BAL fluid. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid represents processes involving the airway lumens

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, September 2018. The authors thank Joey Morgan, who provided valuable expertise and assistance with laboratory analysis. Abbreviations BALF Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid SP-D Surfactant protein D Footnotes a. Dormosedan, Zoetis

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obtained from each calf during a particular sample acquisition were considered pooled. BAL method Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples were obtained by use of a technique adapted from a previous description. 8 Briefly, an unsedated calf was

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