48357Re: Stethoscope?/Audiobook avail Rapid Interpretation of Heart and Lung Sounds
- Jul 6, 2013I agree with you on the necessity of the skill and medical training, but there is an audio book available on Amazon that would be of interest even for laypersons. I haven't bought it yet, but it was recommended by a vet to her vet tech class. It's called "Rapid Interpretation of Heart and Lung Sounds: A Guide to Cardiac and Respiratory Auscultation in Dogs and Cats" by Smith, Keene, and Tilley. It is approximately $61.
Heather & Spirit (hcm kitty) in Mass.
--- In email@example.com, Sharon <sharong9@...> wrote:
> I'm not sure that to a person with no medical training the quality of a
> Stethoscope is going to make a tremendous amount of difference. It takes
> training to be able to hear the different sounds that one would need to
> identify different heart and lung sounds. I have been breeding many years
> and have spent much time watching my vets listen to the heart of both
> kittens and adults. The heart rate is much faster than in humans. I
> consider myself pretty intelligent medically but I would not trust myself
> to diagnose any problem with a stethoscope no matter the quality, it is the
> training of the person listening that makes the difference. If I feel
> there is a problem I am going to my vet for their professional opinion.
> LuvNMuffin RagaMuffins
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