An examination includes :

  *   Ausculting (listening to) the heart and lungs for abnormal sounds,

       heart rate, heart rhythm

  *   Palpating (feeling) the abdomen for pain, fluid, masses

  *   Feeling for enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid glands

  *   Checking the teeth for tartar and disease

  *   Checking the mouth for inflammation and/or masses

  *   Checking the ears for infection

  *   Examining the eyes for abnormalities

  *   Checking the skin and coat for parasites, infection, discolorations,

       lumps

  *   Observing the musculoskeletal system for signs of lameness,

       swellings

   *    Observing for changes in the mental or nervous system