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Assessment

Evaluation of a condition

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Signalment

Description of the animal with information about the animal like species, breed, age and sexual status (neutered or intact)

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Vital Signs

Parameters taken from the animals to assess its health

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Fever

Elevated body temperature

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Febrile

fever

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Afebrile

without a fever

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Pyrexia

Another term for fever

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Pyr/o

fire

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Hypothermia

Decrease in body temperature

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Pulse

The number of times the heart beats per minute, taken by palpating the artery

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Pulse rate

pulse

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Heart rate (HR)

Number of times the heart contracts and relaxes per minute, taken by auscultating the heart with a stethoscope.

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Respiration

The number of respirations per minute (one total inhale and one total exhale)

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Respiration rate (RR)

Respiration

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Blood pressure (BP)

The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels, especially the arteries

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Sphygmomanometer

An instrument used to measure blood pressure

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Doppler

An instrument used to listen to blood sounds during the measurement of blood pressure in animals.

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Auscultation

The act of listening

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Palpation

Examination by feeling (during palpation one can feel the texture, size, consistency, and location of body parts or masses)

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Percussion

Examination by tapping the surface to determine density of a body area (the sound produced by this varies depending on the amount of fluid, solid, or air present in the area being examined)

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Speculum

An instrument used to enlarge the opening of canal or cavity (It can be attached to an otoscope - or another scope-to provide better view of a canal or cavity or a mouth spectrum can be used to better visualize the oral cavity)

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