Veterinary Medicine

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Asked by Tomasa Crooks in Birds, Veterinary Medicine

Do mother birds really abandon their chicks if a human touches them?

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NO. Birds do not even possess a sense of smell like we do. Unless you are still standing there with your hand in he nest when she comes back, she is not even going to know you were there.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine

What are the measurements of the chickens digestive system?

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The small intestine of a chicken is 4.5 feet in length. A chicken's esophagus is around 35 cm long, which covers 17% of the digestive tract.
Asked in Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Potatoes

Is baking a potato endothermic or exothermic?

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Endothermic because you have to put heat into the potato to bake it.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine

What is a veterinarians job like?

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Veterinarians help animals to get better and help people from getting diseases.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine

What is the largest amount of money a veterinarian can make?

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There is no upper limit to a veterinarian's annual income - there are veterinarians who make over US$1,000,000 per year routinely. However, this is limited to veterinarians who are owners of several successful practices, typically at least one of which is a specialty or emergency practice. Most veterinarians in private practice who are not owners can expect to make around US$100,000 with experience and a good client base.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine

Why is your dog's nose so dry?

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if a dogs nose is dry that means your dog is sick or is not feeling well so you should always want your dogs nose to be wet.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine, Tapeworms

Can tapeworms live outside of the body?

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Tapeworm eggs survive very well outside the body, often for years in unfavorable conditions. Adult tapeworms, however, are very dependent upon remaining in the intestinal tract and are generally dead before they come out of the body.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health, Veterinary Medicine

What does it mean if a dog's nose is warm and dry?

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If a dog has a warm or a wet nose, that does not necessarily mean that it is sick. This is a common fallacy. Many people believe that a dog's nose should always be cold and wet. However, a dog's nose does not always have to be cold and wet. After resting, sleeping, or just lying around the house being lazy all day, a dog's nose is often warm and dry. This is especially true if the dog has not recently licked or used his nose for anything. If the dog's nose is constantly warm and dry, this may indicate that something may not be right with its nose and you should consider taking the dog into a vet for evaluation. A vet will be able to determine if the dog's warm dry nose is normal or not. Generally, a dog with a warm, dry nose is not a sick dog.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine

Where can you find an answer key for Illustrated guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology third edition?

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You could try searching online or see if you can find a teacher's edition - there are often answers in those.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine

Does it take the same time for rigor mortis to set in for humans and animals?

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There is a range of times that rigor mortis can set in over, but yes, in general the time frame is similar for humans and non-human animals.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine, Doctors, Surgical Technologist

Where can surgical technologist work?

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A Surgical Technologist can work anywhere a Surgeon works. Most work in hospitals for heart surgeons, brain surgeons, or general surgeons. Some Surgical Technologists work in private practices with Plastic Surgeons, Dentists, or Oral Surgeons.
Asked in Allergies, Dog Health, Veterinary Medicine

How much Benadryl to give to a dog?

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The dosage varies depending on size. A veterinarian would know best, as well as what type of benadryl to give the dog.
Asked in Dog Health, Veterinary Medicine

Can you give expired Benadryl to your dog?

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Expired meds are no more safe for dogs than they are for humans. As you and I have no idea what the decomposition of diphenhydramine creates -- No -- don't do it.
Asked in Opossums, Veterinary Medicine

Do opossums have diseases?

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Yes, opossums can carry a number of diseases including rabies, ticks, ringworm and other conditions.
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Veterinary Medicine

What is the difference between amoxicillin for dog and human?

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While the active ingredient is the same, the formulation (carrier compound, inert materials, etc.) are drastically different, as well as the doseage.
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Dog Breeds, Dog Care, Veterinary Medicine, Antibiotics, Penicillin, Basset Hounds

What is the dosage of penicillin for a 40 lb basset hound?

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There are many potential dosages for penicillin for a dog. The dosage varies based upon the condition being treated, the location of the infection and the formulation of the penicillin. If you suspect your dog has a bacterial infection that needs medication, you should take him to your vet for an examination.
Asked in Care of Horses, Veterinary Medicine

Can you give Benadryl to horses with watery eyes and nose?

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No of course you can't. Call a vet if your horse has a runny nose and watery eyes and they might prescribe you something. You should never give any animal until you check with a vet.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine, Cat Health

What does it mean when your cat has a lump next to her spine?

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There can be many different kinds of lumps, and the diagnosis will depend on things like how firm the lump is, how long it took to grow, whether it causes pain, whether the cat has a fever, whether the cat lives strictly indoors or is allowed outdoors, etc. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment, is to take her to the Vet.
Asked in Colonial America, Minnesota, Veterinary Medicine

What are the advantages to becoming a vet?

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Advantages of being a vet are many. When you are a vet you are the person someone runs to when they need help and can't do it themselves. You help injured animals get better and in my eyes you save a animals life. To me this job is amazing.