Joints: painful or enlarged: let’s check the lubricant.
Enlarged and/or painful joints are further examined by diagnostic procedures such as imaging and the examination of synovial fluid. Cytological examination of this fluid is a key procedure in the management of joint disorders.
This video will discuss a logical approach to the cytology of synovial fluid and illustrate the most common pathology encountered.
Johan Van Leuven
Jo(han) Van Leuven graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University (Belgium) in 1986. After his military service he started a small animal practice in his home town Mol. In 1994 he founded the “Dierenartsenpraktijk De Meren”, together with his colleague Jos Vanbroekhoven. This practice has grown into a veterinary center with 6 veterinarians and 2 technicians. Next to first-line small animal practice, he specializes in dermatology and cytology. In 1998 he gained the Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK. Since 2015 he is employed as a clinical biologist and cytologist at Velab, a veterinary diagnostic laboratory in Herentals (Belgium), while still working part-time in practice. He is treasurer of the Flemisch Studygroup in Veterinary Dermatology and a member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology and the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology.