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Animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work :Scenerio based assessment

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The key objectives of this task are

  • Identify and describe anatomy and physiology within an animal care setting when undertaking routine animal care duties
  • Draw connects between observations and findings to the structure and function of body systems and external hall mark features


Scenario 1

Following a surgical procedure, you undertake routine observations on a 9 year old cat. Your findings reveal that the cats heart rate is high (tachycardic) and blood pressure is very low (hypotensive). You are concerned the animal’s cardiac output has been reduced, placing the animal’s body systems including major organs at risk.


In order to successfully complete this assessment task, you will be required to answer the following questions correctly within the space provided regarding the below case study.

 QUESTION 1: Explain why the cat’s heart rate would likely be high if its blood pressure was very low?

QUESTION 2: Explain the difference between stroke volume and cardiac output to demonstrate your understanding on the potential risk?

QUESTION 3: Explain why as the post operative vet nurse you are concerned about reduced cardiac output

 QUESTION 4: Explain what may be different with the heart’s functional capacity to trigger more beats per minute?



Scenario 2

An unwell Labrador has been brought into the clinic with reported symptoms including lethargy and persistent vomiting. Pathology tests were conducted and revealed the dogs white blood cells are elevated and electrolyte levels imbalanced. Answer the following questions to demonstrate your understanding of body system structure and function.

  QUESTION 5: Explain what white blood cells are (naming the cell names) and explain what they do in the body?

QUESTION 6: Explain the lymph nodes, vessels and fluid’s role in supporting white blood cell function

QUESTION 7: Explain the role of electrolytes (naming at least 3) in the body and what an imbalance may mean for the cardiovascular, lymphatic and urinary systems.


Scenario 3

A 4-year-old, female, Golden retrieved named ‘Spud’ has presented to the clinic for blood collection and imaging to be done. She had an artificial insemination done some time ago as she is part of a breeding program and from a previous abdominal ultrasound she is known to be pregnant but with only one pup. She is nearing her due date and so progesterone levels need to be monitored.

 QUESTION 8: Identify how long gestation is for dogs.

QUESTION 9: Explain what you would expect to see in progesterone levels at the end of a normal pregnancy and what this can indicate.

QUESTION 10: As spud only has one pup, explain what intervention needs to occur and why a natural birth is not possible for singleton babies in relation to hormone levels.

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