High-quality medical supplies are a must have for any
clinic, even Veterinarian clinics. It is important to pay close attention to
the details of each and every tool that is available in a veterinary diagnostic set. Most sets contain a variety of commonly used tools that make examinations
faster, more efficient, and much more comfortable for the patient.
One tool that can be found in veterinary diagnostic sets is the otoscope.
Otoscopes help to see inside of the ear canal, veterinarian otoscopes come with
longer specula that is well-suited for the longer or deeper shape of animal
ears. They are equipped with a light and slender in design, which make
navigating the small spaces of the ear much easier. In addition to their shape,
they are made with comfortable materials that will not harm or irritate the
sensitive tissues inside of the ear.
In addition to the otoscope, there is also a scope that is designed for eye
examinations. This is called a ophthalmoscope. This scope is used to examine
the health of the eye including the pupil and iris. Often times, in veterinarydiagnostic sets, you will find one scope with many attachments. This is
convenient because it eliminates the need for switching tools as an overall
examination progresses. Instead, the fitting at the end of the scope can be
swapped out for a sterile fitting that is better suited for the task at hand.
This is particularly true with otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes.
Another common tool that is found in diagnostic sets is the fiber optic nasal
speculum. This is another type of scope that is used to see deep into the nasal
passages and is particularly useful for locating and diagnosing nasal injury or
lodged foreign objects. The fiber optic nasal speculum needs to be especially
well-crafted in order to ensure the comfort and safety of each patient. The
nasal passages, especially further back, are incredibly sensitive - this means
that the speculum needs to be smooth and rounded, as to eliminate danger of
In addition to the above technical tools, most sets will also include tongue
depressor holders. Tongue depressors are uses to immobilize the tongue for
easier examination of the oral tissues. Tongue depressor holders serve as a
comfortable grip or handle, so that the depressor is easier to use and make
holding the tongue in place much less difficult.
Diagnostic sets in veterinary medicine are very much like those used in human
medicine. In fact many of the scopes can be used for either field with little
to no modifications. However, using a diagnostic set that is specifically
designed for animals will result in a smoother examination with less need to
negotiate around the physical differences between the human and animal body. Twelve
channels are available here, and patient and lead cables are also present. EKG
Plus II software can also be downloaded from the Bionet 2000.