By Marisa Bauer

The Veterinary Technician's Pocket companion is a complete, pocket-sized reference consultant for the small animal practitioner. the simple to take advantage of layout presents veterinary technicians entry to sensible info had to excel within the place of work, correct at their fingertips.

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The 4-hr. post cortisol is < 1 μg/dL: pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. • The 4-hr. post cortisol is > 1 μg/dL: additional tests are needed to differentiate adrenal-dependent from pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH) RESPONSE TEST Indication: Measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone in the blood, which reflects the function of the thyroid. 22 The Veterinary Technician’s Pocket Partner Test Procedure 1. * 2. * 3. Collect a second sample (same as above) 4–6 hours after the bTSH was administered.

Scale all teeth. a. If a mechanical scaler is used, do not keep the scaler on the tooth for more than 10 sec. b. Make sure to scale lingual and palatal portions of the teeth 6. A curette should be used to remove any subgingival calculus from the teeth. 7. Once all teeth are properly cleaned, the next step is to polish the teeth. 8. Rinse the animal’s mouth to remove any leftover calculus and paste. 9. A periodontal probe should be used to check all teeth for deep pockets. 10. Apply medicated oral rinse or fluoride treatment.

Assess anesthetic depth. — Monitor vitals. — Consult DVM. — Fluids or transfusion may be necessary. : • Hypotension, blood loss, shock. — Check pulse pressure and blood pressure. — Consult DVM. — Check for tachycardia: • Tx: IVF, warm patient, etc. • Dyspnea: — Usually seen with cyanosis. — Ensure O2 delivery to patient. — Tx: Bag with pure O2, IVF, consult DVM. • Respiratory arrest leads to cardiac arrest. • Cyanosis: — Same as dyspnea. • Abnormal heart rate and rhythm: — Tachycardia: • > 120 bpm in large dog or > 160 bpm in small dogs or cats in stage III • Caused by ketamine, atropine, epinephrine • Common in hyperthyroid cats, shock, CHF • Also caused by surgical stimulation.

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