Chapter 40 Basic Veterinary Restraint and Handling Procedures

Question Answer
aggression behavior that makes an animal angry and difficult and potentially unsafe to handle
anesthesia chamber restraint equipment used to sedate a cat or small mammals under gas anesthesia that is pumped into the glass or plastic chamber
body language communication by the animal about how it feels toward other animals, people and it's environment
cat bag material that covers the body and limbs of a cat to control it for various procedures, only exposed part is it's head
cephalic vein blood vessel located on the medial front limb
dominance aggression behavior that refers to the pack instinct of an animal and it's social status within a group
dorsal recumbency restraint position with an animal lying on it's back
dorsal-ventral (DV) position where the animal is restrained on its chest with the xray beam traveling through the dorsal aspect first and the ventral aspect second
fear aggression refers to the defence reaction to being harmed and the instinct for an animal to protect itself
half hitch tie that makes a loop around a stationary location, such as a post or a fence
jugular vein blood vessel located in the neck or throat area
knot tying two pieces of rope to make the not slip and contain the animal
lateral recumbency restraint position of the animal lying on it's side
rabies pole long pole used to capture a dog around the neck with a noose on the end of the pole that acts as a collar and a pole that acts as a leash, also called a snare pole
recumbency to lie as in a restraint position
redirected aggression refers to an animal's predator instinct where the animal turns its aggressive behaviors on the owner
reefer's knot single bow knot that ties in a nonslip but quick release tie
restraint to hold back, check, or suppress an action and to keep something under control using safety and some means of physical, chemical, or psychology action
saphenous vein blood vessel located on the lateral thigh of the rear limb just proximal to the hock
scruff technique used on the base of the neck over the area where the skin is elastic and able to be grasped with the fist technique
sedative medication used to calm an animal
square knot commonly used to secure an animal and is a nonslip knot that doesn't come untied or easily loosened
sitting restraint restraint used to keep an animal sitting on its rump and prevent it from standing
snare pole same as a rabies pole
squeeze cage wire boxes with small slats that allow injections to be given to a cat, such as vaccines or sedatives
standing restraint restraint used to keep an animal standing on its feet and prevent it from sitting or lying down
sternal recumbency restraint position with the animal lying on its chest
stretch technique scruffing the cat with on hand while in lateral recumbency and using the free hand to hold the rear limbs and pull them dorsally in a stretch
territorial aggression refers to an animal's protective nature of its environment, such as owner, offspring, or food
tranquilizer medication used to calm an animal during stress
venipuncture practice of placing a needle into the blood vessel
ventral dorsal (VD) position where the animal is restrained on its back with the xray beam traveling through the ventral aspect first and the dorsal aspect second

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