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Digestive Conditions

When is diarrhea or vomiting considered a problem? When it lasts more than a short time or is violent in nature in very young & very old animals
The loss of fluids in the body is called what? Dehydration
What are some symptoms of constipation? Poor diet, eating items that are not digestible, not drinking enough, eating a low fiber diet
What animal is most susceptible to colic? Horses
What is intussusception? When the stomach and intestinal tract twists *LIFE THREATENING*
Gastric dilation can also be defined as what? Bloating
If an animal's stomach becomes twisted, what should the next step be? Immediate surgery
What animals are susceptible to bloating? Large/Giant breeds of Dogs, Cattle, Sheep, and Goats
Eating an object that is NOT digestible is considered a what? Foreign body
What does pica mean? Eating anything they can get a hold of
Oral Barium studies are used to show what in an animal? If a foreign body that they've eaten is moving or has stopped moving through the animal's system
What causes bloating in dogs? Eating very quickly or eating large amounts
Enemas help treat which of the following digestive conditions? Constipation
How do you perform skin turgors? You pinch the skin at either the base of the neck, over the shoulders, or on the back and you see how quickly the skin snaps back into place.
Examining the mucus membrane helps determine which digestive condition? Dehydration
What are the two methods of administering fluids into the body? IV or SQ
What is the tool used to administer IV fluids? Catheter
How are SQ fluids administered? Under the skin where the skin is elastic and plentiful - most usually at base of neck
Trocars help release what? Air/gas
What animals are susceptible to foreign body obstructions? All of them
Created by: diehls3097