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Exotic mammal anesthesia (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The biggest concern with all exotic animals under anesthesia is hypothermia. Other main concerns include airway access, intravenous access, pain management, and hemorrhage.

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Basic mechanical ventilation (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Hypoxemia despite supplemental oxygen delivery: PaO2 <80mmHg; <60mmHg PaO2 considered severe and most likely requires ventilation

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Training cats and dogs--opportunities for technicians in the practice setting (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The veterinary technician with an interest in behavior can help build and maintain a behavior practice within a general practice setting. Technicians are in an ideal position to promote behavior services. Clients will appreciate having a skilled person guide them through the treatment steps outlined by the veterinarian.

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A treatment plan for the periodontal patient (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Performing a complete dental prophylaxis entails much more than removing plaque and calculus from the teeth. A thorough dental prophylaxis consists of educating the client, an oral examination, charting disease process, pathology and anomalies, radiographs, both supra and sub-gingival plaque and calculus removal, hand scaling, polishing, irrigation and home care instructions.

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Acquired cardiac diseases of the dog and cat (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Common acquired cardiac diseases of the dog include those that are caused by valvular defects, myocardial failure, infectious reasons, as a result of arrhythmias, and parasitism.

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When the blood pressure bottoms out (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Sustained hypotension is a life threatening situation where the body's major organs (kidney, liver, brain, and heart) can experience irreversible damage from inadequate perfusion pressure. Veterinary technicians may encounter hypotension frequently when caring for emergency and critical care patients, as well as anesthetized or post operative patients who are frequently at risk of systemic hypotension.

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Where the parasites are: Trends in today's veterinary world

August 1, 2010

Flea and tick products have gone over the counter. How will that affect your patients and practice?

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Congenital diseases of the dog and cat (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Congenital cardiac defects are those present at birth, and are most often from a genetic cause. In addition to genetic causes, they can also be from infectious, environmental, pharmaceutical, or a variety of causes.

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Critical care anesthesia (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Due to the fact that critical patients are more fragile than stabile patients, they require special nursing care. The same is true of these special patients under anesthesia.

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