Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-base Disorders in Small Animal Practice

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Saunders Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 702 pages
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This comprehensive resource brings together cutting edge information about fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base physiology and fluid therapy as they apply to small animal practice. It also offers complete coverage of relevant physiology and pathophysiology, as well as important information for interpreting and analyzing biochemical test results.

  • Provides the most up-to-date information for understanding and managing a wide range of metabolic disorders.
  • Offers extensive coverage of patient evaluation, possible causes, normal and abnormal clinical and laboratory features, approaches to therapy, technical aspects of therapy, patient monitoring, assessing risk, and prediction of outcomes for each disorder.
  • Contributions from 25 experts in the field ensure the most current, authoritative coverage.
  • Comprehensive references offer opportunities for further research.
  • Helpful tables, algorithms, and illustrations highlight important concepts.
  • A section on Special Therapy, including blood transfusions and blood substitutes, critical nutrition, and dialysis.

  • 3 new chapters:
  • Strong Ion Difference Approach to Acid-Base Balance
  • Monitoring Fluid Therapy and Complication of Fluid Therapy
  • Enteral Nutrition

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