As many of you might be aware the creation debate took place tonight. Now I do use the word “debate” lightly. For those of you who were not fortunate enough to be in audience or to stream the event these are the things I learned.
What Ken Ham taught me:
1) If you don’t know the answer; it is okay to answer God.
2) This diagram is supposed to make me feel insecure.
3) If you run out of things to talk about, make shit up.
4) You don’t have to research basic well known established facts before public speaking (like the difference between family Canidae and domesticated dogs)
5) It is okay to include filler slides in a presentation:
6) If you cant think of things to talk about, it is okay to bring in “guest speakers” and have them speak for you (during your debate).
7) Science is making the world “evil”
8) Evolution is impossible, because if it happened that way, then things died and suffered before a white man in a suit was made (and that’s not fair).
eClinPath: by Cornell, wonderful site that has explanations for findings on ClinPath results, lists differentials, as well as describes that pathophysiology basis of some processes.
Serum Chemistry: You will need VIN access to open this, but another great Clin Path resource to refresh your memory on what each profile tests for and various differentials for the fluxes.
CAPC Vet: Great site that list parasites, life cycles, prevalence, emerging patterns, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and public health concerns.
AMRLS:A wonderful website that provides information on antimicrobial pharmacology and provides information on resistance patterns.
VetBact:provides basic information on veterinary important bacteria. List current bacteria name changes, microbial tests, hosts, and a basic description of the clinical disease.
Veterinary Search Engine:
VETNEXT:Essentially a search engine like that on VIN. You can search by species or clinical sign. Provides decent information about diseases.
WikiVet:Another decent search engine, I believe you will need to be a student to use this site (like VIN), I don’t use it often because it is extremely slow, but there is a lot of information on there.
Acronyms are an easy and effective way (most of the time) for doctors to take quick and efficient notes, write prescriptions, and fill in histories. Here is a list of some of the more commonly and frequently used veterinary acronyms:
WNL: Within Normal limits
NSF: No significant findings
ADR: Ain’t doing right
NDR: Not doing right
SID: Once daily- every 24 hours
BID: Twice daily- every 12 hours
TID: Three times daily- every 8 hours
QID: Four times daily- every 6 hours
PRN: As needed
QOD: Every other day
q: every (q2hrs= every two hours)
prn: as needed
qs: quantity sufficient
AD: Right ear
AS: Left ear
AU: Both ears
OD: Right eye
OS: Left eye
OU: Both eyes
PO: By mouth
NPO: Nothing by mouth
PE: Physical exam
SOAP: subjective, objective, assessment, plan
BAR: Bright, alert and responsive
QAR: Quite, alert, and responsive
BCS: Body condition score
TPR: Temperature, pulse, respiration
HR: Heart rate
RR: Respiration rate
BP: Blood pressure
PLR: Pupillary light reflex
IOP: Intraocular pressure
CRT: Capillary refill time
MM: Mucous membranes
GS: Gut sounds
BM: Bowel movement
ICP: Intracranial pressure
CPP: Cerebral perfusion pressure
F/S: Spayed female
M/N: Neutered male
CBC: Complete blood count
PCV: Packed cell volume
TP/TS: Total protein/ Total solids
CRI: Constant rate infusion
USG: Urine specific gravity
UTI: Urinary tract infection
URI: Upper respiratory infection
STT: Schirmer tear test
DIC: Disseminated intravascular coagulation, aka dead in cage
There are two main branches of vessels below the carpus in the equine lower limb. Between the metacarpal and the interoseus (suspensory ligament) is the lateral/medial metacarpal vessels (2). Between the suspensory ligament and the deep digital flexor tendon is the lateral/medial palmar vessels (this is the main artery to the digit and hoof)(1).
The medial/lateral palmar vessels continue axially where they split into the medial/lateral digital arteries just above the fetlock. The digital arties travel over the abaxial surface of the seasmoids (where they are palpable and where digital pules are frequently taken) and continue into the hoof as they travel with each side of the suspensory ligament. The lateral digital artery is joined by the metacarpal arteries above the seasmoid bones.