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Accommodation

311.4 Vet nursing accommodation for the hospitalised patient

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What act outlines the 5 freedoms in law? The Animal Welfare Act 2006
What are the 5 freedoms? Freedom from hunger and thirst, Freedom from discomfort, Freedom from fear and distress, Freedom to express normal behaviour, Freedom from pain, injury and disease
Who is responsible to uphold the animal welfare act 2006? Everyone
Ideal temperature for adult dogs 7-26oC (10oC for sleeping)
Ideal temperature for adult cats 10-26oC
Ideal temperature for hospital kennels 18-23oC
Ideal temperature for neonates (first week/second week/ until weaned) First week 26-29oC Second week 21-26oC Until weaned 20oC
What is environmental heating? Something that heats up the whole room
What is local heating? Something that heats up the individual
What should be considered when looking at heating? Safety, value for money, upfront cost, effectiveness, age of animal, species of animal, condition of the patient
How often should a normothermic patients temperature be checked? 3-4 times a day
What are the benefits of putting bedding in a patients kennel? Protection from hard surfaces, insulation and warmth, absorbs fluids
What should be considered when looking at bedding? Non-irritant, easy to clean, easy to store, economical, durable and long lasting, doesn't mark the animals coat, condition of the patient, age, size and species of the patient
What temperature should bedding be washed at? 60oC or more
What is barrier nursing? Creating a "barrier" between infectious animals, nursing staff and other animals by using isolation, PPE and strict hygiene procedures.
How often should dogs on fluids be taken out to urinate? Every hour
How often should the air circulate in the kennel room? 4-8 air changes per hour
What hormone is produced when animals are stressed and reduces wound healing? Cortisol
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