VETgirl Blog: fluid analysis
Jul 27, 2018
How to perform a FAST ultrasound in a dog | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Blog
In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, we demonstrate how to perform a FAST ultrasound in a dog. The focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) ultrasound is a 2-minute procedure that detects the presence of fluid in the abdominal cavity to allow for rapid therapeutic intervention (e.g., fluid resuscitation, abdominocentesis, cytology, clinicopathologic testing).
Mar 17, 2017
How to perform an endotracheal lavage in a dog | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Blog
In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, we demonstrate how to perform an endotracheal lavage (ENL) in a dog. This is commonly limited to small dogs and cats, as larger sized dogs would have a transtracheal wash (TTW) performed instead (as it doesn’t require general anesthesia). So why do we perform an endotracheal lavage?
Jan 22, 2016
How to Perform a Joint Tap in a Dog | VETgirl Veterinary CE Video Blog
In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, we demonstrate how to perform a joint tap in a dog. This is a relatively simple procedure, that can be easily performed by veterinarians under sedation using aseptic technique. This should be done in any patient with joint swelling, especially if Lyme disease has been ruled out. Before
Jul 10, 2015
Doing cytology on pericardial effusion | VETgirl Veterinary CE Blog
In this VETgirl blog, we review the diagnostic yield of cytologic analysis of pericardial effusion in dogs. Is it worth submitting fluid analysis and cytology for your hemorrhagic sample? The most common causes of canine pericardial effusion include neoplasia and idiopathic effusions. Coagulopathies, left atrial
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