Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Heart: auscultation

Synonym(s): Cardiac auscultation

Contributor(s): John Chitty, Anna Meredith

Equipment

  • Infant-sized stethoscope essential for most rabbits.
  • Pediatric stethoscope suitable for guiant breeds.
  • Electronic stethoscopes may also be used allowing digital recording of heart sounds.

Clinical purpose

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Other aspects of clinical examination in cardiac cases

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W (2012) Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents. Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Elsevier-Saunders, St Louis, Missouri.
  • Oglesbee B L (2011) Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammal. 2nd edn. Wiley Ames, Iowa.
  • Meredith A & Flecknell P (2006) Eds BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine and Surgery. 2nd edn. BSAVA.
  • Saunders R A & Rees Davies R (2005) Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK.
  • Harcourt-Brown F (2002) Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. 1st edn.Elsevier, Oxford, UK.


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