Come study with me!
|November 14, 2014||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Seriously, it will be fun. I swear.
First, lets discuss progress….
I’m getting studying done thanks to this little app for Google Chrome. Although whether it’s a blessing or a curse I have not decided.
Onto the various horsey-type questions I got today. For your entertainment of course.
A theme to horses flipping over and coming up NQR. Pro tip. Horses are built by preschoolers and do not come up from head injuries improved. Apparently the act of hitting their head does not give them some sort of concussion that will bite them in the ass 20 years later, but results in them tearing various muscles and bones and damaging cranial nerves.
Gotta love the OCD lesion questions. Quite controversial on the if, ands, and buts of what these lesions mean/cause/result so how do you ask unsuspecting 4th years about OCD beyond “here’s a radiograph, what’s wrong” (hint: if it’s a talus+trochlear ridge, the answer is OCD)? Instead, ask about causes of physitis in young horses. Answer? OCD is not a CAUSE of physitis, even though physics is sometimes thought to be a component of OCD. SCORE. Another rather vaguely worded board question.
Time for some easy ones: Treatment of strep equi equi (don’t give systemic penicillin); Most reliable way to diagnose uterine infection (biopsy, not culture)
Finally endurance related question!
- Question: What stimulates antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion in the horse?
- Answer: Hyperosmolality and decreased circulating blood volume
Hint to the non horsey people. Any question about laminitis will have an answer of avoid lush pasture.
Baby horses and their various blockages. Horses really are just waiting for something to go wrong from day 0.
Athletic horses and heart problems. Perhaps the only amazing thing about horses is how effed up their hearts can be and yet the only presenting sign is “pulling up at the end of a race”.
Culicoides and horses. Sounds miserable. Glad neither of my horses have it. I have sympathy for those of you that do.
Disadvantage of xylazine in horses with acute colic. Umm..that your horse has colic in the first place?
Question: A horse presents to you with a laceration across the caudal aspect of the hock; the horse is not weight-bearing, and the hock completely dropped to the ground. What structure has likely been ruptured to cause these clinical signs? (Answer: achilles. OUCH)
What body systems are most affected in an anaphylactic reaction in a horse? “ie their shock systems” – mmm…something I actually learned in clinics. Lungs and Gi (or in the specific case, lungs and colon)
Oh look, yet another parascarids question.
Oh look. A parasite question that ISN’T parascarids. Turns out they could have spent *a little more time* teaching us about the other parasites of concern in baby horses. For example, instead of telling us 5x about the parascarids risk, they could have given us the parascarids lecture a mere 3 times and perhaps spent one of those lectures talking about strongyloids in the mare that can pass through the milk into the foal?
Right dorsal colitis in the horse is NSAID associated, not antibiotic???? WTF. Memorize this for boards or actually go look it up? Ummm…memorize it is.
Many horses in a large group develop a rapid-onset high fever, weakness, depression, and cough. What step is most likely to lead you to a definitive diagnosis? What do you mean it isn’t “euthanize several affected horses and perform gross necropsies?” BWHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yes, maybe it is time to take a break.
Add EDM to the list of horse diseases I didn’t know existed before i started studying for boards (Theiler’s disease being another.).
I am SO sick of colic. Ugh. I hates colic. It’s awful for the client, routine for the vet and it just sucks.
Oh look. More questions on horses and the bugs they develop hypersensitivities too.
Sarcoids. everything I know I learned by reading a fellow blogger with the issue. AND I’M GETTING THOSE QUESTIONS RIGHT.
And finally! a pigeon fever question!
We have the weirdest disease and anatomy names. No wonder the small animal people hate us when it comes to studying for boards.
Again with baby horses and their problems.
Gutteral pouches are THE weirdest anatomical structure. And really they seem to serve no purpose than to get infected, fill with crap, have random things bleed into them.
Things I have learned today: Pseudomonas is the most common agent causing bacterial keratitis in the horse.
I love it when the answers I have to choose from represent NOT the answer to the question (in this case “most appropriate”) in general, but only because it is less bad then the rest of the crap offered.
Horse is not my best subject, getting beat out by sheep, goat, and cow…but not quite as dismal as exotics and pigs! 21 days to go until boards, 188 days until graduation.