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Fluid therapy: lactated Ringer's solution



  • See Fluid therapy: overview    Fluid therapy: overview  .
  • It is used to correct hypovolemia and/or dehydration.
  • It is used to maintain hydration in the face of on-going losses, eg diarrhea.


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Further Reading


Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Reid F & Lobo D (2003) Abnormal saline and physiological Harmann's solution: a randomised double-blind crossover study. Clin Sci 104 (1), 17-24 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Dugdale A & Senior M (2002) Handbook of Anaesthesia.
  • Seymour C & Gleed R (1999) Manual of Small Animal Anaesthesia and Analgesia. BSAVA.
  • Plumb D (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn.
  • Thurmon J C, Tranquilli W J & Benson G J (1996) Lumb & Jones's Veterinary Anaesthesia. 3rd edn. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 0683082388.

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