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A Practical Approach To Cats With Respiratory Distress


Description

K. Borgeat
Langford Vets- University of Bristol, Cardiology, Bristol, United Kingdom

The cat presenting with respiratory distress poses unique challenges. Not only do clinical signs often appear to occur suddenly, creating an emotional situation for owners, but the cat is often in an unstable condition where decompensation can occur because
of the stress associated with handling and procedures. Intensive care and support are vital, but the number and frequency of procedures must be minimised in order to promote patient stability. The clinician must maintain a logical and calm approach, by formulating a list of
differential diagnoses that is revised on an ongoing basis as diagnostic test results are revealed.

This module follows the process, from testing to diagnosis and treatment. Testing involves a physical examination, thoracic ultrasonography and thoracentesis. Diagnosis and treatment for cardiac disease and upper airway obstruction are both covered in the module.

Content
  • A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO CATS WITH RESPIRATORY DISTRESS.mp4
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed