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close this bookRestraining Animals and Simple Treatments (IIRR, 1996, 53 p.)
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View the documentForeword
View the documentRestraining animals
View the documentPhysical examination
View the documentParaveterinary kit
View the documentDosages
View the documentCommon units of measurement
View the documentReading drug labels
View the documentEstimating live weight
View the documentAdministering medicine
View the documentEmergency procedures
View the documentWhen to call a veterinarian
View the documentGlossary

When to call a veterinarian

It is neither practical nor necessary to call a veterinarian for every little thing that goes wrong with your animals. It is sometimes difficult to decide when to ask a veterinarian for help. Call a veterinarian for unusual cases, such as the following:

- Animal has not eaten for more than 24 hours.
- Animal has a temperature of 41 degrees Centigrade or higher.
- Animal shows signs of fits.
- Animal is shaking.
- Animal falls down and is unable to get up again.
- Animal suffers from recurring diarrhea.
- Ongoing weight loss despite a good appetite.
- Animal shows signs of a contagious disease.
- One of your animals dies suddenly.