TAMU ANSC 210 - Diagnostic Testing (3 pages)

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Diagnostic Testing


This was a guest lectur e who went over the different steps of diagnostic testing.

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Texas A&M University
Ansc 210 - Companion Animal Science
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ANSC 210 1nd Edition Lecture 19Outline of Previous Lecture I. Doga. Breeding Cyclesb. Vaginal Cytologyc. Breeding BitchesII. Catsa. Cat CyclesOutline of Current LectureI. Staci R. Dennis, D.V.M.II. Diagnostic TestingIII. Before the Testing:a. Chief Complaintb. Signalmentc. History d. Physical Examinatione. Define Problemsf. Differentia Diagnosesg. PlanCurrent LectureI. Staci R. Dennis, D.V.M.a. Van Stavern Small Animal HospitalII. Diagnostic Testinga. Make a diagnosisb. Make a successful treatment plani. Management and control of the diseaseii. Cure for the diseaseiii. No treatment optionsc. Estimate a prognosis d. Types of testing:i. Blood work1. General chemistry panel 2. Looks at overall organ functionThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.3. Blood cell counts4. Very easyii. Urine sampleiii. Fecal sampleiv. Skin scraping/cytology/culturev. Bacterial/fungal culturevi. Fine needle aspiratevii. Biopsies viii. Radiographsix. Fluroscopy1. Moving X-Rayx. Ultrasound1. Abdomen2. Heart3. Muscles/tendonxi. CT/MRIxii. Endoscopy1. Respiratory tract2. Gastrointestinal tractIII. Before the Testing:a. Chief Complainti. Problem according to the clientii. Sometimes the problem is important; sometimes it is just normaliii. Examples:1. Vomiting2. Coughing3. Limping4. Hair loss5. Skin massb. Signalmenti. Speciesii. Age:1. Young: congenital, infections2. Older: cancer, degenerative, neoplasticiii. Sex1. Spayed2. Neuterediv. Breed1. Breed dispositions v. Dachshund; trouble walking; vertebral disc diseasevi. Caviler King Charles Spaniel; coughing; Chronic Mitral Valve Disease/Insufficiency c. Historyi. Let the client tell their storyii. What is happening?iii. When did it start?iv. How has it changed?1. Better2. Worse3. The same since it startedv. What have they already done at home?d. Physical examinationi. Most powerful diagnostic toolii. Tremendous amount of informationiii. Systematiciv. Do it the same way and the same order every timee. Define problemsi. Make a list of problems1. Which illness would cause this problemii. Rank them in severity f. Differential diagnosesg. Plani. Diagnostic

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