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Vet supplies online

In addition to selling an extensive line of cutting-edge medical equipment, Medical Device Depot also sells a variety of supplies for veterinary clinics. Here is a cross-section of the many veterinary supplies we carry.

Solaris_Multiparameter_Patient_MonitorSolaris Multiparameter Patient Monitor. This basic but essential patient monitor is suitable for use on horses, cats, dogs and other similar-sized animals. With a display ranging between one to eight wave forms, a 7-leads ECG display and a ST segment analysis, this 10.4-inch screen packs a lot of information. In addition, the OxyCRG diagram and drug dose calculation feature allow for precision monitoring.

Solaris Desktop Pulse Oximeter. Another piece of essential Solaris_Desktop_Pulse_Oximetersequipment suitable for use with cats, dogs, horses and more, this desktop pulse oximeter can connect to the nurse-call network and features a 72-hour data memory and on-screen data replay features. With an optional internal thermal recorder available, this system is a key complement to veterinary surgical instruments.

Wolf_Vet_Dental_X-Ray_FilmWolf Veterinary Dental X-ray Film: Pet Dent. Veterinarians also serve as dentists for their patients. The x-ray film in this package comes in soft vinyl packets so that when animals bite on them, they create a tight, extra-strong seal. This is a crucial part of getting excellent images of an animal’s teeth.

 

For more information about our veterinary products, feel free to call us at (877) 646-3300 or (410) 750-8757.

​The unique features of the Astra 300 Spirometer

For patients, breathing problems can be particularly frightening. Is it an allergic reaction to environmental conditions, a chronic breathing disorder or some deeper, more worrisome lung condition? The anxiety surrounding their troubled breathing is often compounded by the fact that it can be difficult to diagnose the exact cause of their symptoms.

For years, doctors and practitioners have used spirometers to test and assess how well a patient’s lungs function by measuring the amount the patient can inhale and exhale. This effective diagnostic and measuring tool has recently received an update.

astra-300Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the Astra 300 Spirometer represents the next generation of spirometers that can more effectively and efficiently diagnose a variety of conditions that affect breathing.

One of the highlights of this system is the easy-to-use touchscreen that allows you to quickly enter data, test patents, then send and print out reports. The data, which is easy to read and interpret, can quickly sync with your EHR system.

Along with these and other significant digital features, the Astra 300 Spirometer offers multifunctional testing capabilities. Its unique AstraPro Software measures over 40 parameters pertaining to a patient’s Forced Expiratory Volume (FVC), Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV) and Slow Vital Capacity (SVC).

With features that make data collection and analysis easy and highly accurate, the Astra 300 Spirometer is the ideal tool to diagnose symptoms pertaining to breathing difficulties.

Keeping tabs: When is antepartum fetal monitoring important?

Thanks to innovations in technology, antepartum fetal monitors have come a long way since the 1970s.

Today’s equipment is highly valuable in detecting heartbeat irregularities in fetuses in their last trimesters subject to increased risk of stillbirth. Often used in conjunction with real-time ultrasonography and umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry, the monitors can accurately inform on whether intervention is needed to restore a normal heartbeat and/or prevent intrauterine injury or neurological damage.

“In most cases, a normal antepartum fetal test result is highly reassuring, as reflected in the low false-negative rate of antepartum fetal surveillance,” notes a recent bulletin by the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research. “Theoretic models and large clinical studies suggest initiating antepartum fetal testing no earlier than 32 0/7 weeks of gestation is appropriate for most at-risk patients. However, in pregnancies with multiple or particularly worrisome high-risk conditions (e.g., chronic hypertension with suspected fetal growth restriction), testing might begin at a gestational age when delivery would be considered for perinatal benefit.”

BT-350The monitors are typically recommended when the pregnant woman exhibits the following, reports American Family Physician:

  • Maternal conditions such as antiphospholipid syndrome; poorly controlled hyperthyroidism; hemoglobinopathies such as hemoglobin SS, SC or S-thalassemia; cyanotic heart disease; systemic lupus erythematosus; chronic renal disease; type 1 diabetes mellitus or hypertensive disorders.
  • Pregnancy-related conditions such as pregnancy-induced hypertension; decreased fetal movement; oligohydramnios; polyhydramnios; intrauterine growth restriction; post-term pregnancy; moderate to severe isoimmunization; previous fetal demise or multiple gestation with significant growth discrepancy.

Our Advanced Antepartum Fetal Monitor BT350 offers ease of use and accuracy through its 7-inch TFT color LCD monitor, waterproof probes, rechargeable built-in battery, storage capacity for 450 hours of patient data at any given time and ability to network with a PC (RS-232 or optional Bluetooth).