In today’s VETgirl blog, we interview Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC) on what you need to know about nasoesophageal (NE) / nasogastric (NG) feeding tubes. First, who should put them in (e.g., veterinarian? veterinary nurse?)? What size and length should you pick? Do you need to use a stylet or sedation? What are the contraindications for placing an NG or NE tube? Learn about this important but simple procedure to help with nutritional support in your veterinary patient.

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  1. Good job in this podcast. Good tips on NG and NE tube placements. And good points made on checking where the tube is post placement. I am so glad these are in common use. It was in 1986 when I first started inventing and publishing the use on Nasal tubes. Those articles are hard to find now. Thank you Dennis T Crowe.

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