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48357Re: Stethoscope?/Audiobook avail Rapid Interpretation of Heart and Lung Sounds

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  • bingley50
    Jul 6, 2013
      I 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 feline-heart@yahoogroups.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.
      > Sharon
      > LuvNMuffin RagaMuffins
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