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Did You Know This About Schirmer's Tear Tests

by Vicki Olson - September 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM


Did you know a Schirmer's tear test is used to diagnosis keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), otherwise known as "dry eye". The test measures the amount of wetness on the eye and can be used to measure tear values.
Dry Eye is relatively common in different breeds however, cocker spaniels, bulldogs, West Highland white terriers, Lhasa apsos, and shih-tzus are predisposed to this condition.

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The Top 15 Tips and Tricks for Studying for the VTNE

Studying for the VTNEYou're of course going to need to study a ton to nail the test, but there are a lot of tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your study time and we've packaged those up in a free guide.

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About Vicki Olson

Vicki Olson graduated from Bel-Rea Institution for Animal Technology, in 2003 and went on to work in a specialty hospital, in surgery for 10-years. A few years ago she received her Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She joined the VetTechPrep team in 2015, to help aid in the importance of educating and licensing veterinary technicians.


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