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Fluid therapy

Contributor(s): Peter Dobromylskyj, Paul Flecknell, Gina Neiger-Aeschbacher, Narelle Walter, Vicki Baldrey

Introduction

  • The aim of fluid therapy during hypovolemic shock is to rehydrate the gastrointestinal material, increase blood volume and/or provide cardiovascular stabilization.
  • Fluid administration during anesthesia helps supports the circulation.
  • All fluids need to be warmed prior to administration and kept warm if infusion time is prolonged.

Administration

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Hypovolemic shock

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Dehydration

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Hemorrhage

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During anesthesia

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Huynh M, Boyeaux A & Pignon C (2016) Assessment and care of the critically ill rabbit. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract 19 (2), 379-409 PubMed.
  • Hedley J (2011) Critical care of the rabbit. In Pract 33 (8), 386-391 VetMedResource.
  • Ramer J C, Paul-Murphy J, Benson K G (1999) Evaluating and stabilizing critically ill rabbits - Part 1. Comp Contin Educ Pract 21 (1), 30-40 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Varga M (2014) Therapeutics. In: Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. 2nd edn. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford. pp 137-177.
  • Grint N (2013) Anaesthesia. In: Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging. Eds: Harcourt-Brown F & Chitty J. BSAVA. pp 1-25.
  • Lichtenberger M (2008) Shock and Fluid Therapy in the Rabbit. In: Proc 51st BSAVA Annual Congress. pp 169-171.
  • Johnston M (2006) Clinical monitoring of the critically ill rabbit. IVEC.


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