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    Dear CPE test takers (2016-2017),

    I would like to hear your experiences, etc.

    Please contact me if you have time to talk.

    best,

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    hi
    i don'y know how much you know about horses but you must shadow an equine vet to be able to pass this. you will see a lameness case and you need to now how to posision for xary , as well as treament and prognosis. restr of equine is easy , IV cath, physical exam,, etc

    Cows: you need to practise fetus and ovary via rectal palpation , also how to correct fetal poistion, usually they have a dummy. then how to restrain the cow , get urine , do milk test...
    goat and sheep- infectious disease

    radiology : safty is number 1 , misteke this and you will fail. know safty , then don't leave collar or any thing on the dog.. taking the xray is easy

    anesethisa : you will select from avilable medication, they vary from place to place , you will make pre anesthesia medication and induction, then intubation. you will be asked why you did you use these medication, most imprtanat thing is blood pressure and CO2 .. keep BP normal

    surgery: practice time, you have time but need to make sure not to stress over it, most important mistakes is break sterile field, (if you do correct it and say so ) then make sure don't leave part of ovary inside also cut at cervix , don;t show 2 lumins of uterus (this mean you left too much).

    lab is easy silly stuff ,

    small animals , the exam of an animals must be complete , you need t know what test you should run for certin signs, like owner say urinate a lot (ask of drink a lot as well) cause urinating a lot mean amount or frequency ...
    my case had medication in the ears , i recognised the smell , when i asked she said ears ok, but when i told her there is medicine in the ears she said oh yes ,,, has ear infection and used old bottle from last time.
    mine was arthritis case old dog.. so know how to do ortho and neuro exam.


    need to know how to write SOAP .. don't worry about the diagnosis , the imorrtant is to write every thing in the right way.

    sleep well before , and be cool.

    good luck.

    done this 2008, pass all from first time. it jsut like a dream now but i remember every minute of it. you will do too.

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    Hello,

    thanks for the information. where did you take it and when? could you describe briefly your small animal, cow, other ruminant and equine case (if you remember)? and also your steps and how the examiner responded to the information that you provided? i would truly appreciate.

    best

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    hi
    i don'y know how much you know about horses but you must shadow an equine vet to be able to pass this. you will see a lameness case and you need to now how to posision for xary , as well as treament and prognosis. restr of equine is easy , IV cath, physical exam,, etc

    Cows: you need to practise fetus and ovary via rectal palpation , also how to correct fetal poistion, usually they have a dummy. then how to restrain the cow , get urine , do milk test...
    goat and sheep- infectious disease

    radiology : safty is number 1 , misteke this and you will fail. know safty , then don't leave collar or any thing on the dog.. taking the xray is easy

    anesethisa : you will select from avilable medication, they vary from place to place , you will make pre anesthesia medication and induction, then intubation. you will be asked why you did you use these medication, most imprtanat thing is blood pressure and CO2 .. keep BP normal

    surgery: practice time, you have time but need to make sure not to stress over it, most important mistakes is break sterile field, (if you do correct it and say so ) then make sure don't leave part of ovary inside also cut at cervix , don;t show 2 lumins of uterus (this mean you left too much).

    lab is easy silly stuff ,

    small animals , the exam of an animals must be complete , you need t know what test you should run for certin signs, like owner say urinate a lot (ask of drink a lot as well) cause urinating a lot mean amount or frequency ...
    my case had medication in the ears , i recognised the smell , when i asked she said ears ok, but when i told her there is medicine in the ears she said oh yes ,,, has ear infection and used old bottle from last time.
    mine was arthritis case old dog.. so know how to do ortho and neuro exam.


    need to know how to write SOAP .. don't worry about the diagnosis , the imorrtant is to write every thing in the right way.

    sleep well before , and be cool.

    good luck.

    done this 2008, pass all from first time. it jsut like a dream now but i remember every minute of it. you will do too.

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    Default Re: CPE soon - I would appreciate some feedback

    I took mine in Las Vegas. I would agree with the recommendations that Andy had posted above. I would add that for the necropsy section look up the guidelines that the army uses for their necropsies. It is exactly what you need to know. Radiology is an easy one, but you have to know the safety! You need to ask if the techs are aware of the dangers, make sure they are not pregnant, etc... and know the positioning. For surgery if you can find a spay/neuter clinic or a shelter that would let you practice that would be the best. Practice placing your IV catheters as well. Be calm, as if they see you are nervous they will single you out. Good Luck.

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