A large St. Bernard enters the veterinarian’s office for a routine physical examination. As you approach the animal, what is the first step you should take to gain its confidence?
A. Forcefully take the dog from the owner. B. Run your hands over its body so it gets accustomed to your handling. C. Crouch down to its level, and scratch the dog under the chin. D. Crouch down to its level, and extend the back of your hand for the dog to sniff.
D. Crouch down to its level, and extend the back of your hand for the dog to sniff.
When taking a cat’s pulse, you determine that its heart beats 37 times in 15 seconds. Which of the following is the correct heart rate?
A. 74 beats per minute B. 111 beats per minute C. 128 beats per minute D. 148 beats per minute
D. 148 beats per minute
To restrain cattle one at a time for examination of the head, you would use a
A. cradle. B. squeeze chute. C. hobble. D. twitch.
B. squeeze chute.
The subjective information entered into the animal’s medical chart using the SOAP format could include which of the following information?
A. Loose stool B. Pulse rate C. Age D. Weight
A. Loose stool
An instrument used to inspect the ear canal of an animal for signs of disease or foreign objects is known as a/an
A. stethoscope. B. ophthalmoscope. C. neuro hammer. D. otoscope.
Your examination progresses to auscultation of the heart. What are the four parameters you need to pay attention to during this portion of the exam?
A. Heart sounds, heart rhythm, heart rate, and pulse deficits B. Heart sounds, heart appearance, heartbeat, and pulse defects C. Heart rhythm, heart rate, heart murmurs, and pulse defects D. Heart murmurs, heart rate, pulse deficits, and palpations
A. Heart sounds, heart rhythm, heart rate, and pulse deficits