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Owners complaint, history or ?
2 parts to the history
- 1) Past History
- 2) Immediate History
Description of the animal or ?
Descriptions that can be used for animal..?
- Name and number
Flesh giving the body a well rounded apperance
Membranes color that is said to be cyanotic
Blue, due to lack of O2, caused by CHF, penumonia, disease of lungs
Membrane color which parasites and liver failure are causes
Membrane color that indicated normal RBC count
Membrane color that is common tent of anemia
Decrease in pink
Causes of bright red blood
Normal color is yellow...
Small amounts of urine
Straining during urination
Examination of the head...
Eyes, oral cavity, pharynx, ears and nose
Pupil constriction is normal
Dilation of pupil
4 common lymph nodes that we palpate
Left side space 3 heart valve
Right side space 4 heart valve
Left side space 4 heart valve
Left side space 5 heart valve
First notable clinical sign noted in infections
Clinical area where respirations are considered most important of all physical signs
Vessel used to take pulse from cat and dog
Which point does a person obtain owners consent for surgery?
When getting the history
Does animal look healthy or sick
Skin in good health shows
Smooth, glossy, pliable, and elastic skin
Skin in bad health shows
Dry, scruffy, loss of elasticity, alopecia and pruritis most common complaints
Fluctuation in heart rate concurrent with respiration, normal in dogs
Pupil constriction in the eye with light stimulus will result in pupil constriction in eye that has no stimulus
Past illnesses, surgeries, vaccination records
Duration of illness, symptoms, animals appetite, etc.
- A) Owners complaint, History or Anamnesis
- 1)Past history
- 2)Immediate history
- B) Signalment-description of animal
- C) Clinical examination of the patient
- 1) General demeanor
- 2) Condition
- 3) Examination of external surface of the body
- 4) Examination of visible mucus membranes
- 5) Pulse
- 6) Respirations
- 7) Temperature
- 8) Feces
- 9) Urine
- 10) Exam of the head
- 11) Observation of papillary light reflex and consensual light reflex
- 12) Auscultation of the heart and lungs
- 13) Palpatation of superficial lymph nodes