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How To - Small

Handy tips and instructions on "How To" perform a range of small animal tasks.  Don't forget to check out our "How To" exotics pages for our more exotic small friends too.  New “How To” articles and links are added weekly as we build up a library of useful procedures.

How To - Anaesthesia (small)

vasg.org logo Constant Rate Infusions How to set up various constant rate infusions for analgesia including MLK recipe. Thanks to Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia Support Group

How To - cardiology (small)

youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 1 An introduction to performing an echo. A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 2 Equipment and patient preparation. A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 3 Ultrasound machine setup. A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 4 Right parasternal long axis 4 chamber view. A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 5 Right parasternal long axis 5 chamber view. A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 6 Right parasternal short axis view (Papillary Muscles). A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 7 Right parasternal short axis view (Mitral Valve). A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 8 Right parasternal short axis view (LA and Aortic Valve). A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
youtube.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound - 9 Overview of standard right sided views. A short video by BCF Technology Vet Kimberly Palgrave filmed in association with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
bcftechnology.com logo Cardiac Ultrasound Measurements How to take measurements of the Left atrium-aortic root ratio, fractional shortening and ejection fraction. Thanks to BCF.
cardioacademy.cevalearn.com logo Clinical Examination of the Cardiac Dog A short online video of how to take a history and perform a clinical exam on a dog with suspected cardiac disease. Part of the Ceva Cardio Academy.
vets.vetmedin.co.uk logo Interpret Cardiac Radiographs An excellent concise guide to interpreting cardiac radiographs. Thanks to Vetmedin. Sign in to VetGrad for access.
vets.vetmedin.co.uk logo Take Thoracic Radiographs How To take good thoracic radiographs. Thanks to Vetmedin. Sign in to VetGrad for access.
vets.vetmedin.co.uk logo Treat Congestive Heart Failure A guide on how to treat congestive heart failure. Thanks to Vetmedin.
vets.vetmedin.co.uk logo Vertebral Heart Score How to calculate a vertebral heart score a pictoral guide. Only available when signed in.

How To - Dermatology (small)

lilly.co.uk logo Flea Allergy Dermatitis Work-up How To work up a suspected case of FAD in a dog. Thanks to Elanco.
ivis.org logo Dermatology History "Dermatologic History" in "Dermatology for the Small Animal Practitioner", Mueller R.S. - thanks to IVIS
ivis.org logo Dermatology Tests "Specific Tests in Small Animal Dermatology" in "Dermatology for the Small Animal Practitioner", Mueller R.S. - thanks to IVIS.
ivis.org logo Dermatology Trial "Diagnostic Trials" in "Dermatology for the Small Animal Practitioner", Mueller R.S. - thanks to IVIS.
ivis.org logo Describe Dermatology Lesions Taken from "Dermatologic Examination" in "Dermatology for the Small Animal Practitioner", Mueller R.S. - thanks to IVIS.
ivis.org logo Treat Bacterial Skin Infections "Treatment of Bacterial Infections" in "Dermatology for the Small Animal Practitioner", Mueller R.S. - thanks to IVIS.
ivis.org logo Treat Pruritis "Treatment of Puritis" in "Dermatology for the Small Animal Practitioner", Mueller R.S. - thanks to IVIS.

How To - Imaging (small)

Please also see "How To - Cardiology (small)", above for cardiology imaging.

youtube.com logo Introduction and Ultrasound Machine Controls A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
bcftechnology.com logo X-ray Exposure Charts Downloadable exposure charts for small animal X-ray exposures. Thanks to BCF.
bcftechnology.com logo Foetal Ageing (Canine and Feline) How to age canine and feline foetus using ultrasound. Thanks to BCF.
youtube.com logo Completing the abdominal ultrasound exam A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
youtube.com logo Ultrasound exam of the abdominal GI tract A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
youtube.com logo Ultrasound exam of the urinary bladder A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
youtube.com logo Ultrasound exam of the kidney A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
youtube.com logo Ultrasound exam of the spleen A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
youtube.com logo Ultrasound exam of the liver A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
youtube.com logo Ultrasound patient preparation A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
youtube.com logo The ultrasound probe A short ‘how to’ video by BCF vet Kimberly Palgrave. Thanks to BCF Technology and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies e-learning unit.
bcftechnology.com logo Positioning for Small Animal Radiographs A quick guide to positioning for small animal radiographs.

How To - Medicine (small)

bsava.com logo Abdominocentesis Page 10 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo ACTH Response Test Page 12 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
ivis.org logo Analgesia in Dogs "Options for Analgesia in Dogs" by L.A. Wetmore, taken from "Recent Advances in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: Companion Animals", Gleed R.D. and Ludders J.W. - thanks to IVIS.
bsava.com logo Anaphylaxis - treatment of Page 14 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Aseptic preparation Page 18 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Barium studies Page 24 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Blood pressure monitoring Page 31 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Blood sample - arterial Page 36 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Blood sample - venous Page 39 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Blood smear - make a Page 43 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Blood Transfusion Page 44 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Bone Biopsy Page 55 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Bone Marrow Aspiration Page 57 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) Page 61 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Bronchoscopy Page 63 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time Page 65 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo CardioPulmonary-CerebralResuscitation (CPCR) Page 67 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Cardiorespiratory Examination Page 76 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Cerebrospinal Fluid Sampling Page 86 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Cystocentesis Page 93 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Dexamethasone Suppression Tests Page 96 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage Page 98 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
cal.vet.upenn.edu logo ECG Interpretation How to read ECGs including examples of a wide range of abnormalities. Thanks to University of Pennsylvania.
ivis.org logo Interpret Haematology Results How to interpret the haemogram - thanks to IVIS. You must sign in to IVIS to access this resource.
veterinarywebinars.com logo Naso-oesophageal Tube Placement How to place a naso-oesophageal tube in a cat in an excellent 5 minute video. Thanks to CPD Solutions.
royalcanin.co.uk logo Urine Crystal Identification A guide to identifying the different crystals found in urine sediment. Please follow the link and wait for the file to download. The guide may also be obtained from your Royal Canin Veterinary Business Manager.
youtube.com logo Vertebral Heart Scoring This excellent video by BCF Technology vet, Kimberly Palgrave, tells you How To perform a vertebral heart score. Thanks to BCF Technology.

How To - Soft tissue surgery (small)

ivis.org logo Analgesia in Dogs "Options for Analgesia in Dogs" by L.A. Wetmore, taken from "Recent Advances in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: Companion Animals", Gleed R.D. and Ludders J.W. - thanks to IVIS.
bsava.com logo Aseptic preparation Page 18 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Gastric Tube Placement - Surgical Page 128 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.

How To - Orthopaedics (small)

  Guide to the feline disrupted stifle joint Useful resource on dealing with feline stifle injuries. Thanks to the Irish veterinary journal and RVC
ivis.org logo Analgesia in Dogs "Options for Analgesia in Dogs" by L.A. Wetmore, taken from "Recent Advances in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: Companion Animals", Gleed R.D. and Ludders J.W. - thanks to IVIS.
bsava.com logo Arthrocentesis Page 14 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Aseptic preparation Page 18 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Bone Biopsy Page 55 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Cast Application Page 83 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
bsava.com logo Cranial Draw Test Page 92 of the PDF - From BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice. BSAVA members, follow the link and LOGIN then select "Access the BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice >>" for free access. Remember if you graduated this year you automatically qualify for FREE BSAVA membership until December.
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