There were roughly (about, nearly) 47,000,000 pets in France in the year 2000.
At least (minimum) 500,000
Florida tortoises have been released in the sewer system, ponds and
streams, where they have destroyed the ecosystems.
Pets have steadily (regularly) taken a place greater and greater in our society in the last 30 years. One of their main (most important) roles is played with the lonely, the sick or the disabled. France accommodates slightly (a little) more than 16,000,000 dogs and cats.
One outstanding (remarkable) assessment is that 100,000 cats and dogs are abandoned each year.
The government wishes to make pet owners more reliable (sure, you can count on it), preventing this huge (very large, enormous) abandonment phenomenon. It’s one of their chief (leading) goals concerning pet’s health. To a certain extent (up to a point, partially), ignorance of pet needs (before its acquisition) is the major plague. On the whole
(generally speaking), pet owners are fortunately very trustworthy
people, who have their pet’s interest at heart and wish to
provide it care as suitable (appropriate) as they can.
NB: sewer system= les égoûts
The ECG enables the heart activity to be monitored, thereby improving the whole anaesthesia monitoring. New imaging techniques, namely
tomography and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), are developing in the
veterinary world. They can be very effective in diagnosing some kind of
lesions such as tumors, nevertheless, their price is a serious drawback, as well as their lack of geographical availability. Moreover, they have to be prescripted wisely, since their respective indications are not always identical.
They are much more precise than radiography, in spite of that, they are not able to detect lesions that are too little.
Hence X-ray and ultrasound imaging, that is to say
techniques more commonly used in vet surgeries, are to remain for a
long time. As it were, the ultrasound is liable to expand more and more.
As regards state-of-the-art imaging techniques, such as scintigraphy, they are still rarely used by vets nowadays. However, race or sport horses are not unlikely to benefit from them.
NB: state-of-the-art = advanced, to enable sb to do= permettre à qn de faire, drawback= inconvénient
1 It is six o’clock, consequently a. it is time to feed Rex.
2. The pressure on the pin was too high, as a result l. it broke.
3. Mercury is a metal, nevertheless k. it is a fluid.
4. The treatment is expensive, furthermore f. it may not be efficient.
5. Chemotherapy drugs are dangerous, therefore e. they must be handled with gloves.
6. As a rule, dogs respond well to this treatment, but g. medicine is not an exact science.
7. His WBC is decreasing, actually d. it has never been so low.
8. FIP is a transmittable disease, thus c. your cat must be isolated from his fellows.
9. The X-ray photograph was off-center, besides i. the voltage was too high
NB: off-center= mal cadré, pin= broche, WBC= white blood cell
ADVERBES ET CONJONCTIONS: VOCABULAIRE
Actually : en fait
Besides : du reste, d’ailleurs
sans aucun doute
Finally : enfin
Outstanding : exceptionnel, remarquable
Quite : complètement, très
Roughly : approximativement
Scarcely : à peine
more so as: d’autant plus que
to: afin de
With a view to: en vue de
Although: bien que
And yet: et
Anyhow : en tout cas
Anyway : quoi qu’il en soit
As a rule : généralement
As far as :
dans la mesure où
As to :
en ce qui concerne
Aside from :
Assuming that : en supposant que
At any rate:
de toute façon
At least :
Despite : malgré
However : cependant
spite of: malgré
Instead of : au lieu de
Provided (that) : à condition que
Still : quand même
Though : quoique
Whereas : alors que
While : tandis que
to: selon, d’après
Alike : de la même façon
Anyhow : n’importe comment
As a matter of course : tout naturellement
As a matter of fact : en réalité
As for : quant à
As it were :
pour ainsi dire
As regards : en ce qui concerne
As to :
pour ce qui est de
Besides : en outre
First and foremost : tout d’abord
i.e : c’est à dire
In addition : de plus
this way : de
Little by little : peu à peu
Moreover : de plus
Rather than : plutôt que de
is to say: c’est à
e.g. :exempli gratia :par exemple
Namely : à savoir
Such as : comme, tel que
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