Small Animal Fluid Therapy, Acid-base and Electrolyte Disorders: A Color Handbook, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Small Animal Fluid Therapy, Acid-base and Electrolyte Disorders

A Color Handbook, 1st Edition

By Elisa M. Mazzaferro

CRC Press

192 pages | 165 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781840761672
pub: 2013-06-04
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Fluid therapy is one of the most important, yet controversial, aspects of therapy in veterinary medicine. Opinions differ as to how best to provide fluid therapy in different disease states. Recognizing these differences, the author provides guidelines for the safe implementation of fluid and transfusion therapy in clinical practice.

The text first describes the physiologic fluid compartments of the body and how fluid travels from place to place within the body. Clinical chapters then deal with how to place and maintain intravenous and intraosseous catheters, with crystalloids and colloids, with transfusion medicine, with the diagnosis and treatment of electrolyte disorders, and with shock and resuscitation. Clinical cases reinforce the principles and concepts described and the book is fully illustrated throughout.

The Color Handbook is designed to appeal alike to veterinary practitioners, to technicians/nurses and to veterinary students.


"This book deserves a place on any veterinary surgeon’s shelf, as it is a concise and well-informed starting point for all things ‘fluid’."

Veterinary Record

Table of Contents

Fluid compartments and total body water

Techniques and complications of vascular access

Components of the crystalloid fluids and potential complications of fluid therapy


Canine and feline blood banking and product administration

Diagnosis and treatment of electrolyte abnormalities

Parenteral nutrition

Shock: recognition, pathophysiology, monitoring and treatment

Clinical cases

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal