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When doing an exam, what are three things you look at?
-patient exam
-environment exam
-What are 5 things to consider when looking at the history of a patient?
-chief complaint
-general history
-specific history
-get as much info as possible without unduly influencing the owner
In large animals, what are 6 things to look at when examining the environment?
-population density
-stabling conditions
-feeding practices
-type of terrain
-types of vegetation and soil
-water sources
-In small animals, what are 4 things to look at when examining the environment?
-sources of potential toxins
-food and water sources
-sleeping area
What are four techniques of examining a patient?
What are nine things to look for during inspecion?
-mental status
-general demeanor
-superficial lesions
-hair coat
-general body condition
*check at rest and in motion
What is the purpose of palpation?
-determine the size, consistancy, temperature, and sensitivity of an organ, part, or lesion
What are some descriptions of palpation feels?
*direct vs indirect
What is percussion?
-used primarily to evaluate thorax and gastrointestinal system
-set a part in motion and then listen to the returnin gsounds (vary in response to different tissue densities)
What is ausculation?
-listening to and evaluating normal sounds within the body
-used primarily to evaluate the cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems