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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Further Reading


Refereed papers

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.