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Fluid therapy: diarrhea

Contributor(s): Kate Baker, John R Dodam, Gayle Hallowell, Nicola Menzies-Gow

Introduction

  • See Fluid therapy: overview   Fluid therapy: overview  .
  • The aims of fluid therapy are to:
    • Restore the circulating volume and improve cardiac output which will increase oxygen delivery to tissues.
    • Correct any electrolyte and acid-base disturbances.

Pathophysiology

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ecke P et al (1998) Induced diarrhea in horses. Part 1: Fluid and electrolyte balance. Vet J 155 (2), 161-170 PubMed.
  • Schott H C et al (1998) Induced diarrhea in horses. Part 2 Response to administration of an oral rehydration solution. Vet J 155 (2), 119-121 PubMed.
  • Ecke P et al (1997) Review of oral rehydration solutions for horses with diarrhea. Aust Vet J 75 (6), 417-420 PubMed.
  • Carlson G P (1979) Fluid therapy in horses with acute diarrhea. Vet Clin North Am Large Anim Pract (2), 313-329 PubMed.


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