Top 10 tests

Top 10 tests

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Jun 01, 2009

Test: Indications

1. Skin smear: To identify the presence of organisms (bacteria or yeast)

2. Skin scraping: To identify parasites

3. Fungal culture: To identify ringworm (dermatophytosis)

4. Skin biopsies: To rule in or out underlying endocrine, immune-mediated, allergy, fungal, bacterial, or parasitic disease

5. Urinalysis: To identify internal diseases

6. Complete blood count, blood panel: To identify internal diseases

7. Thyroid panel: To rule in or out thyroid hormone abnormality

8. Low dose dexamethasone suppression test and/or an ACTH stimulation test: To rule in or out Cushing's disease

9. Culture: To determine the type of bacteria present and the appropriate antibiotic to use

10. Allergy testing: To determine the underlying allergen causing the infections

Source: Allergy, Skin and Ear Clinic for Pets in Livonia, Mich.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.