Clinical Applications For Rodents

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Clinical Applications For Rodents

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Pet animals and laboratory animals care treated the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which one of these blood collection methods shouldn't be used for chinchillas?
    • A. 

      Nail trim

    • B. 

      Cephalic vein

    • C. 

      Jugular vein

    • D. 

      Lateral saphenous vein

  • 3. 
    Collecting blood from the ______ requires anesthesia and caution.
    • A. 

      Vena cava

    • B. 

      Jugular vein

    • C. 

      Lateral tail vein

    • D. 

      Medial femoral vein

  • 4. 
    The jugular vein is a common venipuncture site for.... (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Guinea pigs

    • B. 

      Chinchillas

    • C. 

      Gerbils

    • D. 

      Hamsters

  • 5. 
    The ______ is a commonly used venipuncture site for gerbils.
    • A. 

      Lateral tail vein

    • B. 

      Vena cava

    • C. 

      Cephalic vein

    • D. 

      Lateral saphenous vein

  • 6. 
    Leg veins (Cephalic & lateral saphenous) are commonly used venipuncture sites for....(check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Chinchillas

    • B. 

      Hamsters

    • C. 

      Guinea pigs

    • D. 

      Gerbils

  • 7. 
    If this venipuncture site causes too much stress, the blood draw may require general anesthesia.
    • A. 

      Jugular vein

    • B. 

      Lateral tail vein

    • C. 

      Lateral saphenous vein

    • D. 

      Nail trim

  • 8. 
    Why is drug administration most commonly done via Subq injection in rodents?
    • A. 

      Lots of loose skin over shoulders, large volumes can be administered, easier method

    • B. 

      Veins are too hard to use

    • C. 

      You can't give rodents an IM injection

    • D. 

      Fastest method to deliver the drug into the targeted system

  • 9. 
    Catheters are difficult to maintain in rodents. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When administering Intraosseous fluids, the commonly used sites are.....
    • A. 

      Femur/Tibia

    • B. 

      Femur/Humerus

    • C. 

      Tibia/Humerus

    • D. 

      Scapula/Tibia

  • 11. 
    ____ injections can be used for most pocket pets.
    • A. 

      Intraperitoneal

    • B. 

      Intraosseus

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous

    • D. 

      Intramuscular

  • 12. 
    When performing an IP injection, you hold the animal........
    • A. 

      Head down

    • B. 

      Diagonally

    • C. 

      Head raised

    • D. 

      Laterally

  • 13. 
    When performing an Intraperitoneal injection, you direct the needle at an angle, in front of the pubis, to the left of the midline.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Why are IM injections problematic in rodents?
    • A. 

      The animal may self-mutilate due to tissue necrosis and pain

    • B. 

      They're not problematic cause we don't perform them

    • C. 

      Because the muscles are too rigid

    • D. 

      Because the skin is too thick

  • 15. 
    Best films to use for radiographs in rodents?
    • A. 

      Mammary film or high speed/detail film

    • B. 

      Dental film or mammary film

    • C. 

      Dental film or high speed film

    • D. 

      Dental film or high detail film

  • 16. 
    Radiology for dental diseases requires a single view cause rodents are so small.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Pre-operative fasting time for guinea pigs and chinchillas?
    • A. 

      1-4 hours

    • B. 

      2 hours

    • C. 

      No need to fast

    • D. 

      1-3 hours

  • 18. 
    Rodents have a ______.
    • A. 

      High metabolic rate

    • B. 

      Low metabolic rate

    • C. 

      Hard time keeping their body temperature low

    • D. 

      I want to sleep now.

  • 19. 
    Because rodents are slow, we are generally concerned about ______ during anesthesia/surgery.
    • A. 

      Rapid heat loss

    • B. 

      Rapid heart rate

    • C. 

      High blood pressure

    • D. 

      Sudden death

  • 20. 
    Rodents are very sensitive to oxygen deprivation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    For procedures on the head area, maintaining the mask is often difficult. How do we solve this problem? (You may now wear your Sherlock hats)
    • A. 

      Injectable drugs/ cocktails

    • B. 

      IV catheter in tail vein

    • C. 

      IV catheter in lateral saphenous vein

    • D. 

      Intubation

  • 22. 
    Acepromazine should be avoided in ____ because they are prone to epilepsy.
    • A. 

      Gerbils

    • B. 

      Hamsters

    • C. 

      Chinchillas

    • D. 

      Guinea pigs

  • 23. 
    Anticholinergics such as Atropine or Glycopyrrolate are recommended in _____ as they will reduce salivation.
    • A. 

      Guinea pigs

    • B. 

      Gerbils

    • C. 

      Chinchillas

    • D. 

      Hamsters

  • 24. 
    Peri-operative pain management is not required in rodents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which word that starts with "P" and ends with "ate" is super super freaking important when anesthesizing rodents?
    • A. 

      Preoxygenate

    • B. 

      Pomagranate

    • C. 

      Primate

    • D. 

      Percolate

  • 26. 
    Most rodents are....
    • A. 

      Obligate nasal breathers

    • B. 

      Obligate open mouth breathers

    • C. 

      Obligate anaerobes

    • D. 

      Cute and fluffy with super cuddly looking eyes omg make it stahp

  • 27. 
    When should you offer food to your post-op rodent patients?
    • A. 

      As soon as they recover

    • B. 

      At least 2 hours post-op

    • C. 

      12 hours post-op

    • D. 

      Never. Starve the little rat.

  • 28. 
    Check all the types of supplemental foods you can give an anorectic animal.
    • A. 

      Critical care for herbivores product

    • B. 

      Lafeber herbivore diet

    • C. 

      Softened pellets

    • D. 

      Legumes

    • E. 

      Veggie baby food

    • F. 

      Low fat dog food

    • G. 

      Monkey chow

  • 29. 
    Supplemental feeding can be done by feeding your patient with a syringe or from your hand
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Check all the important things to remember when caring for a very sick little rodent. 
    • A. 

      All sick guinea pigs should have extra Vit C (100 mg/kg/day)

    • B. 

      Weigh your patient daily

    • C. 

      Adjust feeding/fluid therapy according to weight change

    • D. 

      Provide your patient with the adequate amount of heat

    • E. 

      Fluids should be warmed to avoid cooling your patient

    • F. 

      Maintenance fluid rate 100 mL/kg/day

    • G. 

      Sq Fluids: 20-30mL/kg q8hours