The Pulse, What is It?


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In this episode, I discuss the what the pulse is, how it originates, where to locate it , how to feel it and pulse quality. Of course taking an accurate pulse and feeling the difference in pulse quality is based on you practicing the technique. An easy way to do this is on yourself or if you have a cooperative dog or cat.

I have also posted the references below . All sources are textbooks. You can also do a web search, there are plenty of references on this topic.

Note, during my discussion about counting the pulse I say "digital" watch. I meant to say analog watch with a second hand. This is my preferred clock/watch to make a count of the pulse. On the other hand, a digital watch/clock may also be used.

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Research sources are listed here, these are all books:

1.Kimber-Gray-Stackpole's Anatomy and ,17 th edition, Miller M, Drakontides, AB and Leavell LC. Macmillan, pg. 414.1977.

2. Large Animal Internal Medicine, 2 nd edition. Smith BS,. Mosby. pg 115, 116. 1996.

3. Veterinary Physiology and Applied Anatomy. 1st edition. Tartaglia, L, Waugh A. Elsevier. pg108, 109. 2002.

4. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 5 th edition. Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC. WB Saunders. pg 174-177. 2000.

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