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Source: FIRSTLINE

What else to look for when assigning a BCS

September 1, 2010

Muscle wasting and other abnormalities may be lying just beneath the surface.

Source: FIRSTLINE

4 pet nutrition nuggets for technicians

September 1, 2010

Use these tools and guidelines to increase your nutritional knowledge.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Give patients a place to play ... or recover

September 1, 2010

At less than $100, it's a cost-effective way to house patients.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Top 5 missed opportunities in nutritional management

September 1, 2010

Be sure you're taking every chance to help clients learn what to feed their pets.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Basic mechanical ventilation (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

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

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Nutrition and the canine athlete (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

People have spent much time and energy over the years molding dogs into various shapes to suit our needs; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds lists 91 hound breeds, 43 working breeds, 44 herding breeds, 49 gun dogs and 31 terrier breeds. Due to our changing life style, many of these breeds are no longer needed for what they were bred.

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