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Fluid therapy

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Introduction

  • The aim of fluid therapy during hypovolemic shock is to rehydrate the patient, increase blood volume and/or provide cardiovascular stabilization.
  • Fluid administration during anesthesia helps supports the circulation and maintain a stable blood pressure.
  • All fluids need to be warmed prior to administration and kept warm if infusion time is prolonged.

Administration

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Hypovolemic shock

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Dehydration

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Hemorrhage

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During anesthesia

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Van Zeelan Y R A, Wilde A, Bosman I H et al (2017) Non-invasive blood pressure measurement in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) using high definition oscillometry. Vet J 228, 53-62 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Schoemaker N J (2010) Ferrets, Skunks and Otters. In: BSAVA Manual of Exotic Pets. 5th edn. pp 136.
  • Sayers I & Smith S (2010) Mice, Rats, Hamsters and Gerbils. In: BSAVA Manual of Exotic Pets. 5th edn. pp 21.
  • Lichtenberger M, Hawkins M (2009) Rodents: Physical Examination and Emergency Care. In: BSAVA Manual of Rodents and Ferrets. 1st edn. pp 28-29

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