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    I have to buy a stethoscope and I can't decide between Littman or Lane. They sell the Lane ones at my uni, but I've seen a lot of vets using Littman and one of my teachers told me to get a good one that could serve even when I finish school.

    Littman is well reknown, but a little more expensive. However it comes in a lot of different colors, which is a plus.

    Lane is cheaper and good... so I don't know.

    I believe that for veterinary medicine any normal (classic) medical scope could do...

    If anybody could give me any suggestions based on experience.

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S.: I feel all this "getting a scope" thing is like when wands choose the wizard...
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    Thanks. I talked to a Vet friend and he said that I should start with the cheaper one, since it could get stolen or "bitten" and then probably get a Littman in the last years.

    I wanted a Littman to start school with, but what he explained makes sense.

    My birthday is coming, so I could throw the Littman idea to the table in case someone wants to spoil me.
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    I'd say littman. The plastic on a littman is more flexible, the colors are nicer, and I believe the acoustics are better. They are also more recognized to be a good stethoscope.
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    (Original post by ckwonie)
    I'd say littman. The plastic on a littman is more flexible, the colors are nicer, and I believe the acoustics are better. They are also more recognized to be a good stethoscope.
    Thanks. I know! I fell in love with the colors. However the Lane one I saw at Uni was of a beautiful purple and very flexible, and my vet said that the acoustics were as good as a Littman's. Like I said, hope somebody gets the Littman for my b-day. I don't have a problem starting with the Lane one (I'll start to adapt handling a scope with it, since we will be going to different places) and then moving on to the Littman in a more advanced level (once I'm comfortable using a stethoscope and moving around with it).

    Thanks again.
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    Just wondering... if I do get a Littman which type might serve me better: Classic II SE or Master Classic II. Which one will serve me longer? I mean, not as in durability, but as in functionality and complexity of years...
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    Just wondering... if I do get a Littman which type might serve me better: Classic II SE or Master Classic II. Which one will serve me longer? I mean, not as in durability, but as in functionality and complexity of years...
    I've got the classic II which is good . The Master might be better though.
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    I've got the classic II which is good . The Master might be better though.
    Thank you very much. Let's cross fingers and see if my b-day wish comes true...
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    Typically people get the classic II. I've seen the higher level ones, and I think they're more suited to cardiologists!
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    Littman Classic II is absolutely fine, it's what I use. I'm 5yrs qualified and still have the same stethoscope I bought as a student. It has served me really well, spent many hours rolling around in the back of the van, taken lots of abuse and is in great condition. It;s just the job, can hear all sorts of murmurs and squeaks & I've no intention of buying a more advanced one.
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    (Original post by ponyvet)
    Littman Classic II is absolutely fine, it's what I use. I'm 5yrs qualified and still have the same stethoscope I bought as a student. It has served me really well, spent many hours rolling around in the back of the van, taken lots of abuse and is in great condition. It;s just the job, can hear all sorts of murmurs and squeaks & I've no intention of buying a more advanced one.
    Thank you! I've been given a little hint I'll actually get one for my birthday. :excited:
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    (Original post by ponyvet)
    Littman Classic II is absolutely fine, it's what I use. I'm 5yrs qualified and still have the same stethoscope I bought as a student. It has served me really well, spent many hours rolling around in the back of the van, taken lots of abuse and is in great condition. It;s just the job, can hear all sorts of murmurs and squeaks & I've no intention of buying a more advanced one.
    Hey! Would you recommend me to choose a dark color? I heard some girl saying that they suggest students in zoos not to use a bright color scope. That really got me down, because I'm dying for a crazy color one. I don't know if that's 100% true, though.
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    (Original post by ADBwriter)
    Hey! Would you recommend me to choose a dark color? I heard some girl saying that they suggest students in zoos not to use a bright color scope. That really got me down, because I'm dying for a crazy color one. I don't know if that's 100% true, though.
    I really haven't ever thought too much about colour. My only advice would be that a stethoscope is a bit of an investment which is likely to see you through EMS and take you into your first job at least. I'd think carefully about colour in terms of it giving you a professional image. I've not heard of bright colours being a problem, but then again I've not engaged in any zoo work.
    They do make them in some nice colours which are a change from the boring black stethoscopes. I may be wrong but I think I saw somewhere that you can buy different coloured tubing, you could have a look into this.
    Mine's dark red btw!
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    (Original post by ponyvet)
    I really haven't ever thought too much about colour. My only advice would be that a stethoscope is a bit of an investment which is likely to see you through EMS and take you into your first job at least. I'd think carefully about colour in terms of it giving you a professional image. I've not heard of bright colours being a problem, but then again I've not engaged in any zoo work.
    They do make them in some nice colours which are a change from the boring black stethoscopes. I may be wrong but I think I saw somewhere that you can buy different coloured tubing, you could have a look into this.
    Mine's dark red btw!
    You're totally right about the investment and image part. I was thinking of getting a Caribbean Blue. I just wanted to know if what this girl was talking about was true. It sounded so odd to me when she said that... I wanted to double check. Thanks again.
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    I see they do a vet one - longer tube - any thoughts?
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    (Original post by zizza)
    I see they do a vet one - longer tube - any thoughts?

    My lecturer said they simply repackage one of the other litmann ones and give it a higher price so not worth it.
    Most students get the classic II
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    A bit late/slow but I have actually heard about the bright colours and wildlife too. Also that many exotic animals don't like the colour red. I am a bit skeptical but an exotics vet at a well-respected clinic told me that, and that she eventually had to ask a student with a red stethoscope to stop using that stethoscope.
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    (Original post by ADBwriter)
    I have to buy a stethoscope and I can't decide between Littman or Lane. They sell the Lane ones at my uni, but I've seen a lot of vets using Littman and one of my teachers told me to get a good one that could serve even when I finish school.

    Littman is well reknown, but a little more expensive. However it comes in a lot of different colors, which is a plus.

    Lane is cheaper and good... so I don't know.

    I believe that for veterinary medicine any normal (classic) medical scope could do...

    If anybody could give me any suggestions based on experience.

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S.: I feel all this "getting a scope" thing is like when wands choose the wizard...
    Everyone that I know has a littman and I find that sounds are much clearer.
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    Everyone I know has a Littman
 
 
 
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