Procedures and Protocols

Christopher G. Byers, Maureen Mcmichael

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This chapter summarizes indications, equipment, procedure and complications for abdominocentesis, blood crossmatching, central venous catheter placement, cerebrospinal fluid collection, cytology, diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL), epidural anesthesia, intraosseous catheter placement, pericardiocentesis, thoracocentesis, thoracostomy tube placement, tracheostomy tube placement, venous cut down procedures, venous cut down procedures and negative-contrast colonogram. It explains protocols for acid-base disorders, alkalosis, alkalosis and acidosis occurred in canine and feline. The chapter discusses the fluid therapy, insulin replacement chart, lipid infusion protocol and potassium replacement chart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Canine and Feline Emergency Protocols
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781118910351
ISBN (Print)9781118559031
StatePublished - Oct 20 2014


  • Abdominocentesis
  • Canine
  • Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL)
  • Feline
  • Intraosseous catheter placement
  • Lipid infusion protocol
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Thoracostomy tube placement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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