By Margaret C. Moore, Norman G. Palmer

This convenient notebook may help veterinary nurses with all kinds of calculations. various labored examples are incorporated to enhance the reader's self assurance in engaging in the strategies concerned. every one form of calculation has its personal separate part within the e-book and the authors have used the best attainable process in explaining each. The ebook is dependent in any such method that the reader can growth from an easy rationalization of the mathematics ideas concerned, to the appliance of those ideas to crucial veterinary calculations.

Qualified veterinary nurses and scholars alike will locate this ebook a useful reference resource, even if acting suitable veterinary calculations or learning for pro examinations.

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The number of di¡erent types of white cells when compared to the total of white cells expressed as a percentage (di¡erential white blood cell counts). 22 Chapter 2 As `per-cent-age` means `how many per one hundred', the use of percentages provides a way to compare varying samples, with di¡erent constituent parts on a common base. For example, the results of a di¡erential white blood (leucocyte) count are likely to show the following leucocyte types (basophils are not included here as they are very rare and are therefore unlikely to be recorded in a typical blood pro¢le).

5% solution. 100 ml of a 50% solution contains 50 g of drug. 5% solution. 1 That is only 2X5 50 or 20 of the amount. 1 1 20 of the drug will be contained in 20 of the volume of the 50% solution. 5 g of drug will be 100 20 ˆ 5 ml. e. 5% solution of this drug. 5 % solution, take 25 ml of the 50% solution and make it up to 500 ml with 475 ml of sterile water. Example 3 Once again a 50% solution is available. This time, 500 ml of a 10% solution is required from it. What needs to be done to complete this task?

E. equal. It is imperative that it remains equal no matter what is done to it. Rule 1 Whatever happens to the left hand side must also happen to the right hand side. Therefore, taking the equation A ‡ B ˆ C as an example, if the left hand side is multiplied by 2, to keep the equation equal, the right hand side must also be multiplied by 2. The equation becomes 2  (A ‡ B) ˆ 2  C Basic Principles 29 Notice also that if the ¢gures on one side of the equation are added together like A and B in the example, then they must have a bracket put round them before they can be multiplied by the 2.

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