General Anesthesia in Horses on Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy

Lindsey B.C. Snyder, Erin Wendt-Hornickle

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to update the community of veterinarians performing general anesthesia in horses on fluid therapy. The rationale behind intraoperative fluid therapy, fluid dynamics, and various fluid options (crystalloids, hypertonic saline, colloids) is discussed. Additionally, electrolytes (calcium, potassium, and sodium) are included in the discussion in relation to general anesthesia and intraoperative fluid management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

Keywords

  • Calcium
  • Colloids
  • Crystalloids
  • Hypertonic
  • Potassium
  • Saline

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