VTNE: Animal Care & Nursing

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  1. After massive hemorrhage, PCV will remain normal for how many hours?
    6 hours
  2. What preservative is found in green top tubes and what are they used for?
    • lithium heparin
    • used for blood gas analysis
  3. Mineralcorticoids and glucocorticoids are secreted by what organ?
    adrenal cortex
  4. T/F: endocrine disorders usually cause the skin to become thin .
    TRUE
  5. What is blue eye and what species does it usually effect?
    Infectious canine hepatitis
  6. a Doppler will only accurately tell you the ________ pressure
    systolic
  7. Common symptoms of calicivirus
    • Oral ulcers
    • Ptyalism (excessive saliation)
    • Drooling
    • Halitosis
    • Inappetence
    • Dysphagia
    • Pawing at face
  8. What would the most appropriate feeding recommendations be for a patient recovering from acute gastroenteritis?
    Small, frequent meals so the GI tract does not have to work too hard to breakdown the nutrients.
  9. Why are birds relatively resistant to rabies?
    They have natural antibodies against the virus.
  10. T/F: Chlamydophilia psittiaci is not zoonotic
    FALSE
  11. What symptom is distinctly indicative of respiratory disease or distress in birds?
    Tail bob
  12. What are some symptoms of a cat with hyperthyroidism?
    • Weight loss
    • Ravenous appetite
    • Poor coat
  13. T/F: Pectin is a soluble fiber.
    TRUE
  14. Deafness, tissue malfunction, and large coarse skin lesions in dogs can occur with diets lacking what vitamin?
    Vitamin A
  15. List some metabolic and clinical problems associated with taurine deficiency in the feline diet
    • feline central retinal degeneration and blindness
    • deafness
    • cardiomyopathy and heart failure
    • inadequate immune response
    • poor neonatal growth
  16. calcium oxalate crystals result from what pH urine?
    acidic
  17. Fatty liver can be caused by a deficiency of __________
    riboflavin
  18. What is the purpose of a high fiber diet prescribed for a diabetic dog?
    helps slow down the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar, making it easier to obtain a stable glucose level.
  19. What is the general rule of thumb for SQ fluids in one location?
    10-20mL/kg in one spot.
  20. What type of ET tube should be used to intubate a bird? Why?
    An uncuffed tube. The tracheal rings of birds are complete and fragile.
  21. What condition in birds typically presents in juveniles and is characterized by acute onset of lethargy, crop stasis, and death within 24-48 hours?
    polyomavirus
  22. What is pinioning?
    amputation of the distal portion of a wing to render a bird flightless or unable to fly long distances
  23. Define the following avian terms:
    Cloaca
    Choana
    Syrinx
    • Cloaca- opening where feces/urine exit the body
    • Choana- slit like opening in the roof of the mouth
    • Syrinx- "voice box" located between the base of the tongue and the trachea.
  24. What are the two heavy metals suspected in avian metal poisoning?
    Zinc, lead
  25. Birds metabolize most of their nitrogen to ____ _____, wheras mammals metabolize most of their nitrogen to urea
    uric acid
  26. T/F: Avocados are toxic to parrots.
    TRUE
  27. How long should birds be fasted before anesthesia?
    No more than three hours.
  28. T/F: An enveloped virus is more resistant in the environment than a non-enveloped virus.
    FALSE
  29. The FeLV snap test is testing for what? FIV snap test?
    • FeLV:Antigen
    • FIV: Antibody
  30. What is the single most important thing to do when removing a stomach tube from a patient?
    clam/ pinch off tube prior to removing
  31. T/F: pressure in the right atrium exceeds pressure the left atrium.
    TRUE
  32. The most effective way to deliver oral meds to a bird is?
    gavage or tube feeding
  33. An NG tube can remain in place for how long?
    1 week
  34. How should plasma be thawed?
    slowly in room temperature water until completely thawed
  35. A patient with a head or neck injury should be transported to the hospital in what position?
    Elevated and not flexed.
  36. Which two drugs can be used in a patient in ventricular fibrillation?
    Epinephrine and magnesium chloride

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