Felis ISSN 2398-2950
Fluid therapy: for hemorrhage
Contributor(s): John Dodam, Daniel H Lewis, Claire Waters
Consequences of acute hemorrhage
- Loss of vascular volume → poor tissue perfusion.
- Loss of red blood cells → inadequate oxygen transport.
- Loss of platelets and clotting factors.
- Loss of albumin.
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Other sources of information
- Aldrich J (2007) Assessment and diagnosis of shock. pp 17-29 and Boag A & Hughes D Fluid therapy. pp 30-45 In: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care 2nd Ed. Eds LG King & A Boag. BSAVA.
- Macintire D K, Drobatz K J, Haskins S C & Saxon W D (2006) Shock. pp27-27 and Fluid Therapy. pp 55-70 In: Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. Blackwell.