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Physical Examination Do your initial observations from a distance—look at posture, gait, attitude, general overall physical condition Helpful to compare with herdmates
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PE--general Look at haircoat, parasites Stance—normal, hunched, “sawhorse” Nutritional state—emaciated fat Behavior—eating, drinking, urinating, defecating, lying down
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Thin
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Fat
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PE—more specific Proper restraint Catch urine sample, if needed Temperature (100.5- 102.5) Pulse—with stethoscope, or by feeling coccygeal artery Respiratory rate—with stethoscope, by watching Ruminal contractions— feel on left flank
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Ruminal contractions Normal—primary rumen contraction 1.5--3x/minute Should displace lateral body wall Sounds like dull roar, rises and falls in intensity Weak contractions can signal a number of diseases, including hypocalcemia, peritonitis, vagal indigestion
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Physical exam Respiratory rate
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course AS 221 taught by Professor Newell during the Fall '05 term at Becker College.

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