Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice book cover

Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice

This comprehensive resource brings together cutting edge information about fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base physiology and fluid therapy as they apply to small animal practice. It also offers complete coverage of relevant physiology and pathophysiology, as well as important information for interpreting and analyzing biochemical test results.


Published: December 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-3949-9


  • Section 1: Applied Physiology
    1. Applied physiology of body fluids in dogs and cats
    2. Applied renal physiology
    Section 2: Electrolyte Disorders
    3. Disorders of sodium and water: Hypernatremia and hyponatremia
    4. Disorders of chloride: Hyperchloremia and hypochloremia
    5. Disorders of potassium: Hyperkalemia and hypokalemia
    6. Disorders of calcium: Hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia EXPANDED!
    7. Disorders of phosphorus: Hyperphosphatemia and hypophosphatemia
    8. Disorders of magnesium: Hypomagnesemia
    Section 3: Acid-Base Disorders
    9. Introduction to acid-base disorders
    10. Metabolic acid-base disorders
    11. Respiratory acid-base disorders
    12. Mixed acid-base disorders
    13. Strong ion difference approach to acid-base balance NEW!
    Section 4: Fluid Therapy
    14. Introduction to Fluid Therapy
    15. Technical aspects of fluid therapy: Catheters and monitoring of fluid therapy
    16. Monitoring fluid therapy and complications of fluid therapy NEW!
    17. Perioperative management of fluid therapy
    18. Fluid therapy for gastrointestinal and pancreatic disease
    19. Fluid therapy for hepatic disease EXPANDED!
    20. Fluid therapy in endocrine and metabolic disorders
    21. Fluid and diuretic therapy in heart failure
    22. Fluid therapy during intrinsic renal failure
    23. Shock Syndromes
    Section 5: Special Therapy
    24. Blood transfusion and blood substitutes
    25. Total parenteral nutrition
    26. Enteral nutrition NEW!
    27. Fluid therapy with macromolecular plasma volume expanders
    28. Peritoneal dialysis
    29. Hemodialysis EXPANDED!


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