Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Respiratory: physical examination

Contributor(s): Tim Brazil, Christopher Brown, Timothy Mair, Colin Roberts

Introduction

Uses

  • The first step in gathering information on suspected pathology of the respiratory tract.

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Advantages

  • Provides an overview of the patient and the condition.
  • May indicate in which areas more detailed examinations are required.

Disadvantages

  • Can only view, listen to or palpate externally.

Procedure

  • 5-10 min.

Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Andrews F M (1997) Poor performance and field evaluation of the respiratory system. Vet Clin N A Equine Pract 13 (3), 589-600 PubMed.
  • Savage C J (1997) Evaluation of the equine respiratory system using physical examination and endoscopy. Vet Clin N A Equine Pract 13 (3), 443-462 PubMed.
  • Traub-Dargatz J (1997) Field examination of the equine patient with nasal discharge. Vet Clin N A Equine Pract 13 (3), 561-588 PubMed.
  • Moore B R (1996) Lower respiratory tract disease. Vet Clin N A Equine Pract 12 (3), 457-472 PubMed.
  • Hinchcliff K W & Byrne B A (1991) Clinical examination of the respiratory system. Vet Clin N A Equine Pract (1), 1-26PubMed.
  • Morris E (1991) Dynamic evaluation of the equine upper respiratory tract. Vet Clin N A Equine Pract (2), 403-416 PubMed.


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