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Volume 25(2), Summer 2015
This new section in EJCAP aims to present you with a selection of apps available for the companion animal practitioner. If you have a favourite app you would like to share with us or if you have developed one yourself, send a message to EJCAP.
Preference will be give to practical veterinary apps that can be used by vets throughout Europe.
Dog CPR is a first-aid tutorial for canine cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of the dog, covering basic life saving techniques, as well as advanced CPR techniques such as open chest compressions and defibrillation. The App also has a handy table of emergency drug doses as well as a sound track to optimise the timing of breaths/compressions. It can be used both for training and an acoustic guidance for practitioners.
By: Veterinary advances Ltd
For: Veterinary practitioners, nurses and students.
Advantages: very easy to use, good training tool
By: Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón
Advantages: Very entertaining interactive learning tool, additional useful to demonstrate the procedure to pet owners. Good graphics
Inconveniences: The controls take a while to get used to.
Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Play
Cost: Free / $2.99 (depending on platform)
Endoscopy in Dogs is an interactive tutorial for the use of an endoscope and specifically for endoscopy of the digestive tract in canine patients. The tutorial is supported by various short YouTube clips.
By: Ann L. Johnson DVM MS DACVS
For: students and starting veterinary orthopaedic surgeons
Advantages: Straight-forward decision making tool for common fractures, good graphics
Inconveniences: Only a very limited number of fractures covered
Platform: iOS, android
Small Animal Fracture Manage-ment offers treatment options and assessment for a range of common small animal fractures, based on Fossum’s Textbook of Small Animal Surgery. This interactive, free companion app for the book, aids to practice your orthopaedic surgery skills.
Small Animal Fracture Management