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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2013|