Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Fluid therapy: for acute circulatory collapse

Contributor(s): John Dodam, Daniel H Lewis, Claire Waters


  • Severe hemorrhage.
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease.
  • Endotoxemia   Shock: septic  /systemic inflammatory response syndrome   Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)  .
  • Other causes of marked plasma loss such as severe burns   Burns   and sequestration into pleural, peritoneal and retroperitoneal spaces.


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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.