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Why is it often procedures or exams done on the farm?
animals are large
transportation is a challenge
What kind of problems occur in large animal medicine?
Often too expensive to treat
not economically feasible for farmer/owner
Owners often treat animals themselves
More mistakes are made by ___ _______ than by ___ _____.
More mistakes are made by not looking than by not knowing.
What are the goals of large animal medicine?
to provide treatment and control
share prognosis with client
*if prognosis is bad the animal might be euthanized
What is the difference between complete exam and problem oriented exam?
In complete exam you check everything.
In problem oriented exam you are more focused, more limited, combine with differential diagnosis, common with re-check
What are the principles of clinical examination?
observation (environment and patient)
Hand on (safety, haltering, and leading)
Restraint or sedation