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Administration of nutrients and medications are achieved by placement into the gastric system orally or with a tube. Enternal
A Complete intravenous nutrition technique with an abjective of completely bypassing a seriously impaired GIT Total Parenteral Nutrition
An inportant mineral of the health of the skin Zinc
Excessive formation of gases in the stomach or intestines, released through the anus Flatulence
An essential amino acid required my felines Taurine
A nutrient that provides the most energy for felines; also, very important for the health of tissues, skin, healing, digestion and other parts of the body Protein
Sudden changes in the diet of companion animals, usually results in this disorder Diarrhea
An essential micromineral Copper
Has an important role in the ability of the blood to clot Vitamin K
A livestock feed that is a significant source of calcium Alfalfa Hay
An animal with a compound stomach Ruminant
An intestinal disorder of the horse that is similar to gastric dilatation in the dog Colic
A disease of large animals caused by lack of Vitamin E and Selenium White Muscle Disease
A large animal that will most likely require vitmain and mineral supplementation at some point in its life Swine
Inflammation of the intestines Enteritis
Inflammation of the stomach Gastritis
The clinical name of the procedure whereby a tube is placed that extends from the mouth, down the esophagus and into the stomach Orogastric Intubation
The clinical name of the procedure whereby a tube is placed that extends from the nostrils, down the esophagus into the stomach Nasogastric Intubation
The clinical name for the procedure whereby a tube is surgically placed from the outside of the body into the stomach, used for long term feeding, bypassing the mouth and esophagus Gastrostomy Tube
A clinical sign indicating low body temperature; can see decreased respiratory rate with this sign. Hypothermia
A clinical sign indicating high body temperature; can see bright red mucous membranes. Hyperthermia
The most common clinical signs include scratching at the ear or exessive shaking of the head Otitis Externa
A small strip is placed under the eyelid to test lacrimal gland production Schirmer Tear Test
A small sterile sample is scraped from the inside of the eyelid for possible bacterial testing Corneoconjunctival Culture
This test is used to determine corneal ulcers or abrasions Fluorescein Stain
Use of a fine instrument for testing the eye for an increase of the intraocular pressure Schiotz Tonometry
An eye disease that is characterized by an increase in the intraocular pressure Glaucoma
Opacity of the lens of the eye, its capsule or both Cataract
Bluish mucous membranes that usually indicates insufficient oxygen levels in the tissues Cyanosis
Yellowish of skin,sclera, mucous memembranes and excretions due to hyperbilirubinemia Jaundice
Secretion and discharge of tears Lacrimation
State of mind; an evaluation of the nervous system Mentation
The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and body cells Respiration
Inflammation of the delicate membrane lining the eyelids and covering parts of they eyeball Conjunctivitis
Inflammation of the eyelids Blepharitis
Difficulty breathing Dyspnea
Rapid breathing Tachypnea
Not breathing Apnea
Failure of muscular coordination; irregularity of muscular action Ataxia
A device for compression of an artery or vein, most commonly used in companion animals to facilitate obtaining blood samples or giving intravenous injections Tourniquet
Protrusion of abdominal contents through the abdominal wall at the umbilicus, the defect in the abdominal wall and protruding intestines being covered with skin and subcutaneous tissue Umbilical Hernia
Movement, or the ability to move from one place to another Locomotion
Inflammation of the bladder Cystitis
Inflammation of the skin Dermatitis
The drawing of air into the lungs Inspiration
The releasing of air from the lungs Expiration
The act of writing pertinent information about a patient into the medical record; should be written in black ink and mistakes will have a single line drawn through it and initialed Documentation
Eyelids rolling inward that can rub across the cornea; common in Shar-pei Entropion
Eyelids rolling outward that can cause dust and pollens to accumulate near the eye; common in Bloodhouds Ectropion
Drug Enforcement Agency DEA
Hydrogen peroxide H2O2
Diabetes mellitus DM
Hip Dysplasia HD
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals OFA
Energy Producing E
Lactated Ringer Solution LRS
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone TSH
Non Steroid antiinflammatory drugs NSAID
Thyroxine T4
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation DIC
The clinical name of the procedure whereby a tube is surgically place into the pharynx, down the esopahgus and into the stomach Pharyngostomy Intubation
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