The use of equine surfactant and positive pressure ventilation to treat a premature alpaca cria with severe hypoventilation and hypercapnia

Stacy H. Tinkler, Lindsey A. Mathews, Anna M. Firshman, Jane E. Quandt

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Abstract

A 5-hour-old, premature alpaca cria was presented with failure to nurse, weakness, hypoglycemia, hypercapnia, and respiratory distress. The cria was treated with 3 doses of fresh, crude equine surfactant, positive pressure ventilation, and supplemental intranasal oxygen. Recovery to discharge was uneventful, and the cria regained apparently normal respiratory function. Three years after hospital discharge, the alpaca was a healthy adult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-374
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume56
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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