Laboratory Equipment For Veterinarians

November 3, 2021

Like all scientific branches, medicine is one of the most important since it takes care of our health, but it also not only takes care of humans but also of animals. Veterinary medicine is that sector of medicine that is at the disposal of animal health: from home (dogs, cats, etc.) to livestock and wild animals.

In this blog we will show you some of the equipment found within veterinary laboratories:

Autoclaves

The autoclave is a device designed to sterilize various tools: cosmetic, surgical, dental and used in aesthetic medicine offices, piercing salons and tattoo studios. They are an essential element in every place where reusable tools come into contact with our body. Effective sterilization is the foundation for the operation of a safe and hygienic cabinet. The autoclave is in the form of a hermetically sealed and heated tank for chemical processing. Thanks to the thick walls, high pressures and temperatures are maintained within the chamber, increasing the efficiency of sterilization. In addition, the condensation of steam leads to the release of energy, which completely eliminates harmful microorganisms.

Centrifuge

The centrifuge is a laboratory equipment that generates rotational movements, it has the objective of separating the components that constitute a substance. The centrifuge is used in laboratories as a process for separating the sedimentation of liquid and solid components.

Ultrasound Bath

Ultrasonic baths are used in the laboratory to clean laboratory glass, medical and laboratory instruments, eliminate gases dissolved in liquids (degassing), accelerate the dissolution and dispersion of solids, and emulsification. Laboratory baths are also used in many other applications such as cleaning parts such as jewelry, mouthpieces, glasses, hearing aid parts, dental prostheses, etc. It is an ideal alternative to avoid laborious cleaning by hand with detergents, which are frequently aggressive.

Basculas

On our website you can find laboratory scales of the most well-known manufacturers. The Laboratory scales for professionals. Laboratory scales stand out for their high resolution and precision. The weighing pans are made of stainless steel and you can use the tare function whenever you want.

Micropipetas

The micropipette is a laboratory instrument used to absorb and transfer small volumes of liquids and allow their handling in different scientific techniques. The volumes that can be captured by these instruments vary depending on the model: the most common, called p20, p200 and p1000, admit a maximum of 20, 200 and 1000 μl, respectively. It should be noted that the use of micropipettes allows the use of different liquids without having to wash the device: for this, disposable plastic tips are used, which are usually sterile. There are several types of tips: for example, yellow tips for pipetting small volumes (eg 10 µl), and blue tips for pipetting large volumes (eg 800 µl).

Microscopes

A microscope is an apparatus or mechanism that enables better visibility of smaller elements or objects, obtaining an enlarged image of them. This instrument is characterized by increasing the image to the level of the retina in order to capture the information much better. The science that is responsible for the investigation of this series of small objects, using this instrument, is called microscopy.

Stereoscope

The stereoscope is a device that presents a double image to be united at the perceptual level in our brain and thus a single stereoscopic image is seen, which allows us to perceive the three dimensions; that is, it facilitates three-dimensional vision. It allows us, among other things, to evaluate and train the different binocular skills. The terms stereoscope, stereoscopic, three-dimensional image, 3-D refer to any technique of recording visual three-dimensional information or creating the illusion of depth in an image. The illusion of depth in a photograph, film, or other two-dimensional image is created by presenting a slightly different image to each eye. Many 3D demos use this method of transporting images.

Refractometers

The Refractometer is a precise optical instrument, and as its name implies, it bases its operation on the study of the refraction of light. The refractometer is used to measure the refractive index of liquids and translucent solids allowing:

  • Identify a substance.
  • Check its degree of purity.
  • Analyze the percentage of solute dissolved in a certain solution.
  • Offer other qualitative analysis.

Its operation is based on using the refraction of light, which is a physical property of any substance and is related to some physical properties such as density.

Dr. Loony Davis5
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