Cytological evaluation of tracheal aspirate and broncho-alveolar lavage fluid in comparison to endoscopic assessment of lower airways in horses with recurrent airways obstruction or inflammatory airway disease

Journal title

Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences




No 3


Divisions of PAS

Nauki Biologiczne i Rolnicze


Polish Academy of Sciences Committee of Veterinary Sciences ; University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


DOI: 10.1515/pjvs-2015-0076 ; ISSN 1505-1773


Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences; 2015; No 3


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