This e-lesson is part of Animal Health Level 3, Learning unit 3: Examine Livestock diseases, Learning Outcome 2: Proper Conducting of general animal examination of the patient according to the clinical case, under the topic or nugget called "Perform Systemic Examination".
Did you know that treating animals without examination can lead to poor health outcomes and even loss of animal life?
Proper treatment or management of illness, disease, or other pathologies in animals begins with careful, systemic examination.
A systemic examination consists of a series of activities that will help you make the most appropriate decision for the next steps. These activities include documenting the animal's health history, observing the animal's general appearance, checking vital signs, and performing a head to toe examination.
This e-lesson will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to perform a careful systemic examination.
By the end of this e-lesson, you will be able to:
- Identify materials, tools, and equipment used in a systemic examination of animal health
- Correctly perform a systemic examination of an animal’s health
- Make appropriate decisions based on findings from a systemic examination