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.
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).
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
7) Insect bait stations: These rarely cause poisoning in dogs—the bigger risk is bowel obstruction when dogs swallow the plastic casing.
8) Prescription ADD/ADHD medications: Amphetamines such as Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine and Vyvanse can cause tremors, seizures, cardiac problems and death in pets.
9) Glucosamine joint supplements: Overdoses of tasty products such as Cosequin and Move Free typically only cause diarrhea; however, in rare cases, liver failure can develop.
10) Oxygen absorbers and silica gel packets: Iron-containing oxygen absorbers found in food packages like beef jerky or pet treats can cause iron poisoning. Silica gel packs, found in new shoes, purses or backpacks, is rarely a concern.
Top 10 toxins for cats
1) Lilies: Plants in the Lilium species, such as Easter, tiger, and Asiatic lilies, cause kidney failure in cats. All cat owners need to be made aware of these highly toxic plants, say Pet Poison Helpline experts.
2) Household cleaners: Most general-purpose cleaners (Windex, 409) are fairly safe, but concentrated products such as toilet bowl or drain cleaners can cause chemical burns.
4) Antidepressants: Cymbalta and Effexor topped Pet Poison Helpline’s antidepressant list in 2013. Cats seem strangely drawn to these medications, which can cause severe feline neurologic and cardiac effects on ingestion.
5) NSAIDs: Cats are even more sensitive than dogs to drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Even veterinary-specific NSAIDs such as carprofen and meloxicam should be used with caution.
9) Household insecticides: Most of these household sprays and powders are fairly safe, but it’s best to keep cats away from plants after application until the products have dried or settled.
10) Glow sticks and glow jewelry: These irresistible “toys” contain a chemical called dibutyl phthalate. When it contacts the mouth, pain and excessive foaming occurs, but the signs quickly resolve when the cat eats food or drinks water.