Mosby's Veterinary PDQ

Mosby's Veterinary PDQ

By Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT, Program Director, Veterinary Technician Program, Penn Foster College, Scottsdale AZ, USA


PHARMACOLOGY

MATH

Pharmacy/Pharmacology

Commonly Used Rx Abbreviations

Common Medications


Medical Math

Conversion Factors

Dosage Calculations

Fluid Therapy Calculations

Nutritional Calculations

ANIMAL CARE

Anatomical Planes of Reference

Physical Exam Procedures

Description of Heart Murmurs

Mucous Membrane Color

Nutrient Guidelines for Wellness

Estimating Degree of Dehydration

Age Equivalences

Common Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats

Common Diseases of Dogs and Cats

Nail Trimming

Expressing Anal Sacs

Ear Cleaning

PROCEDURES

Diagnostic and Treatment Techniques

Administration of Ophthalmic Medication

Administration of Otic Medications

Bandaging


Feeding Tubes

Emergency Supplies

Thoracocentesis

Thoracic Drain

Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Intravenous Catheterization


Schirmer Tear Test

Fluorescein Dye Test

Tonometry

Diagnostic Imaging

Technique Chart

Troubleshooting Technical Errors

Landmarks

Contrast Media

DENTISTRY

Dental Formulas for Cats and Dogs

Normal Dentition

Dental Terminology

Charting

Dental Instruments

SRX/ANESTH NURSING

Anesthesia Machines

Rebreathing Bag Sizes

Performing Anesthesia Machine Check

Oxygen Flow Rates

Endotracheal Tubes

Patient Monitoring

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Electrocardiography


Assessing Anesthetic Depth

Surgical Instruments

Suture Material

Surgical Pack Storage

Patient Preparation

Pain Evaluation

URINALYSIS

Catheter Sizes

Urinalysis Procedure

Gross Examination of Urine

Urine Sediment Examination


Cells and Casts


HEMATOLOGY

SEROLOGY

Hematology and Hemostasis

Anticoagulants

Manual Cell Counts with the Unopette System

Plasma Color and Turbidity

RBC Indices

Semiquantitative Evaluation

RBC Characteristics

WBC Morphology

Common WBC Abnormalities

RBC Morphology

Reticulocyte Count

Corrected WBC count

Platelet Estimate

Fibrinogen Test

Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time

Activated Clotting Time

Clinical Chemistry and Immunology

Blood Chemistry Tests

Immunology Tests

PARASITOLOGY

Fecal Flotation Procedure

Centrifugal Flotation Procedure

Fecal Sedimentation Procedure

Modified Knott's Technique


Common Internal Parasites

Common External Parasites

MICRO/CYTOLOGY

Commonly Used Culture Media

Sample Collection Guidelines

Sequence of Testing

Quadrant Streak Procedure

Common Bacterial Pathogens

Bacterial Colony Characteristics

Characteristics of Yeasts

Common Fungal Organisms

Skin Scrape Procedure

Fine Needle Biopsy Techniques


Compression Smear Preparation

Tracheal Wash

Appearance of Effusions

Characteristics of Fluid Samples

Nuclear Criteria of Malignancy

Characteristics of Tumor Types

Common Cell Types in Cytology Samples


Cell Types Found in Lymph Node Aspirates

Vaginal Cytology

NORMAL VALUES

Normal Blood Gas Values

Normal Daily Urine Output for Dogs and Cats

Normal Heart Rate and Blood Pressure in Dogs and Cats

Hematology Reference Range Values

Normal Chemistry

Normal Urinalysis Values

Hemostasis Reference Range Values

Normal Physiologic Data in Adult Dogs and Cats

Summary of the Lengths of the Estrous Cycle and Gestation Periods in Dogs and Cats