Bovine Endoscopy Quiz 3

Abdominal Insufflation When dealing with correction of a left displacement of abomasum while the cow is standing, so we’re aiming to complete the procedure in one step, for those cases that the displaced abomasum is relatively ventral on the left-hand side, the amount of insufflation in the abdomen is critical. How do we prevent inadvertent restoration of atmospheric pressure unilaterally on the left-hand side while carrying out the procedure?

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Babkine et al According to the paper by Babkine and others on laparoscopic surgery on adult cattle, what where the main findings?

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Laparoscopy Types List as many as possible corrective laparoscopic techniques:

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Left Kidney When carrying out an exploratory laparoscopy of the left flank and visualising the kidney that lies dorsally to the rumen, where does that kidney lie when viewed dorsally from the cow?

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Restraint Items What is required for the restraint of an animal that we are going to carry out an endoscopic procedure while it is standing. Tick all that apply:

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Restraint Location When carrying out an endoscopic procedure while the cow is standing, where is the idea place to restrain an animal?

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Roy et al Roy and others in 2008 compared a 2-step laparoscopy versus a right flank laparotomy. What where their findings?

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Thelioscopy Applications State some of the applications of bovine thelioscopy (tick all that apply):

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Thoracoscopy vs Ultrasonography What are the advantages of endoscopic examination of the lungs during a thoracoscopy over ultrasonic examination of the lungs? Tick all that apply:

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Transfixer Bending When manipulating the transfixer where is the best area to apply force on it, bearing in mind that this instrument is made of soft metal and if excessive pressure is put upon it, it will bend.

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Umbilical Hernia Advantage An advantage of an endoscopic approach for an umbilical hernia in a calf is that the extent of the adhesions can be ascertained first before completing the treatment endoscopically or resorting to a traditional laparotomic approach, true or false?

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Valve Nut The magnetic trocar and cannula sets include a valve. The valve is made up of a trigger and a nut. Is it advisable before each use to check that the nut hasn’t become lose and tighten it in order to prevent it going astray, true or false?

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Valve Size What is the size of the valve of the 5, 10 and 13 magnetic trocar and cannula sets?

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Ventral Complications Reading the paper from Fubini and others in 1992 where various left displacement of abomasum corrective techniques where compared, particularly those that the point of abomasopexy was in the ventral abdomen, what does it conclude regarding post-operative complications?

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Volvulated RDA Fluid Treatment During the correction of a volvulated right displacement of abomasum, that is carried out endoscopically, what is recommended to take place with regard to the patient during the 8-12 hours that lapse between the 2 consecutive laparoscopic operations?

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Volvulated RDA Steps A volvulated right displacement of abomasum is advised to be corrected over 12 hours involving 2 operations. The first being the reduction of the volvulus and the reduction of the abomasul distension and the second being the abomasopexy, true or false?

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