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field can limit the total dose safely deliverable to the clinical target volume. For human patients undergoing radiation therapy, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine recommends use of respiratory management techniques if movement caused

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lesions may represent old, clinically inactive lesions. 1,2 Ancillary diagnostic tests are almost always warranted in patients with respiratory tract disease. 1 Bronchoscopy allows visual examination of the bronchi, and BAL can be used to collect samples

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Rabbits are commonly evaluated by veterinarians for respiratory tract diseases. Bronchoalveolar lavage is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of respiratory conditions in humans and a number of veterinary species, including dogs, cats

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disease, 2 laminitis, 3 neonatal septicemia, 4 and other diseases. Effects of endotoxemia include fever, mucous membrane hyperemia, increased capillary refill time, decreased gastrointestinal tract sounds, increased heart and respiratory rates, reduced

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. Donor horses were closely observed throughout the plasmapheresis procedures. Pulse rate, respiratory rate, characteristics of the mucous membranes, and an ECG were recorded at approximately the midpoint and end of each plasmapheresis procedure. Donors

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method to identify cattle that did not adequately cool overnight is needed to improve animal welfare and performance. Infrared thermography has been identified as a potential means to identify cattle with bovine respiratory disease 5,6 and foot lesions

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cardiovascular system is part of the evaluation of clinical status and response to anesthetic agents. Blood pressure has been referred to as the fourth vital sign as an adjunct to body temperature, respiratory rate, and heart rate because undetected hypertension

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2 of 3 cats likely did so because of technical complications associated with respiratory motion or slice thickness. Respiratory motion may be diminished in future studies by hyperventilating cats prior to image acquisition. Hyperventilation decreases

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and injuries and to evaluate vital signs (including heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, CRT, and skin turgor) of dogs. The ability of handlers to recognize important signs of illness and perform basic and advanced first aid may make the

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. Diseased pigs were from a farm on which pigs were affected with several diseases, such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome. The diseased pigs had clinical signs of disease, such as cough, nasal

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