Rabbit Med 3 Mod 8

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Which type of fluid therapy should be avoided for routine use as perioperative fluid therapy in rabbits?

Colloids

What is the likelihood of metabolic acidosis in rabbits?

More likely than alkalosis

What is the recommended method for collecting blood from rabbits for transfusion?

Jugular vein

What anticoagulant should be used when collecting blood from rabbits for transfusion?

Citrate

How long can blood be used after collection to avoid deterioration?

48 hours

What is the recommended maximum amount of blood that can be safely taken from a donor rabbit?

1% of the donor's weight

Which species is more likely to experience herniation through the inguinal ring?

Chinchillas

Which suture material is especially suitable for wound closure in rabbits, rodents, and primates?

Polyglytone 6211

What type of sutures should ideally be used to close abdominal midlines in rabbits?

Single interrupted sutures

What is the recommended skin closure technique for rabbits?

Simple continuous pattern

What is the recommended analgesia protocol for rabbits undergoing surgery?

Combination opioid and NSAID analgesia

What is the cause of gut stasis in rabbits?

Catecholamine release

Which of the following is NOT a potential cause of stress in rabbits?

Obesity

What is the main difference between non-obstructive stasis and obstructive ileus in rabbits?

Onset speed

Which of the following is a potential symptom of obstructive ileus in rabbits?

Moderate to severe depression

What is the prognosis for gut stasis in rabbits?

Depends on the cause and duration of stasis

What is a controversial aspect of using antibiotics to treat gut stasis in rabbits?

They disrupt gut microbial populations

Which type of antibiotics is best to avoid when treating gut stasis in rabbits?

Penicillins

Which of the following is NOT a recommended treatment for gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits?

Anabolic steroids

What is the potential benefit of using enzymes such as papain and bromelin in the treatment of gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits?

They act as appetite stimulants

Which of the following is a potential risk associated with using abdominal massage to promote passage of ingesta in rabbits with gastrointestinal stasis?

Gut perforation

Which of the following is NOT a recommended treatment for excessive gas production in rabbits with gastrointestinal stasis?

Metoclopramide

What is the potential benefit of using analgesics in the treatment of gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits?

They relieve pain

Which of the following is a commonly used drug that acts primarily on the hindgut to promote gastrointestinal motility in rabbits?

Cisapride

Which route of fluid administration is recommended for severely shocked rabbits or those too small for intravenous access?

Intraosseous fluids

Which is a potential risk of using intraperitoneal fluids for fluid administration in rabbits?

Perforation of the gut

Which factor is important to consider in post-operative care for rabbits?

Avoidance of discomfort

What is the most common reason for post-operative gut stasis in rabbits?

Pain

What is the suggested analgesia regime for an elective ovariohysterectomy (OVH) in rabbits?

Administration of meloxicam at least 45 minutes before induction

What is a characteristic of surgery in rabbits?

All of the above

Test your knowledge on sexing and castration in rabbits and other small mammals with this informative quiz. Learn about the challenges posed by open inguinal rings and the postoperative risks involved. Perfect for veterinarians and animal enthusiasts!

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