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The Great Colloid Debate

Introduction Provision of intravenous fluid therapy is one of the most common interventions in veterinary medicine, and is widely used in emergency patients, patients undergoing anaesthesia +/- surgery, and in critical care patients. Fluid therapy is broadly used to manage acute hypovolaemia, to pre-emptively optimise blood flow to tissues in intra-operative patients, and to maintain […]

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Tips for Improving Anaesthetic Safety

Introduction Kidney disease is relatively common in small animals. Frequently, patients with kidney dysfunction or compromise require anaesthesia for procedures including dental therapy, removal of neoplastic lesions, and emergency surgery following trauma. Because anaesthesia carries with it the risk of hypotension, it can potentially add significant risk to a patient with pre-existing renal compromise. The […]

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