11A BTEC - Respiration in all species in the specified range

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  • Created on: 09-11-18 13:44
What are the two processes for measuring respiration?
Observe the animal when at rest (not sleeping or panting) and watch the movement of the chest, counting either breaths in or out for one minute (but not both).
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What can bradypnoea (a slow or decreased breathing rate) be caused by?
Sleep, unconsciousness, or hypothermia.
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What can tachypnoea (a rapid or increased breathing rate) be caused by?
Stress, pain, fever, exercise, excitement, and fear.
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What can dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing) be caused by?
Obstruction, chest trauma, or chest infection.
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Why are faecal samples collected?
To be screened at a veterinary surgeon for intestinal parasites.
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What does TPR stand for?
Temperature, pulse, and respiration.
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What are detailed blood tests taken for?
To test for the presence of bacteria, an increased white blood cell count, calcium levels, magnesium levels, and sugar levels.
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What can bradypnoea (a slow or decreased breathing rate) be caused by?

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Sleep, unconsciousness, or hypothermia.

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What can tachypnoea (a rapid or increased breathing rate) be caused by?

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What can dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing) be caused by?

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Why are faecal samples collected?

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