Perfusion versus hydration: impact on the fluid therapy plan.

Caroline Tonozzi, Elke Rudloff, Rebecca Kirby

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Creating a fluid therapy plan that is adequate to meet an individual patient's needs depends on identifying whether the animal has poor perfusion, is dehydrated, or both. This article reviews the body's fluid compartments, fluid dynamics, and the clinical parameters used to differentiate perfusion from hydration and create a fluid therapy plan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E1-14; quiz E14
JournalCompendium (Yardley, PA)
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Veterinary


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