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Enteral fluid therapy in 108 horses with large colon impactions and dorsal displacements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20190215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess the effect of enteral fluid therapy (EFT) in horses with colic, 78 adult horses with colon impactions and 30 with left dorsal colon displacements received an isotonic electrolyte solution via a nasogastric tube at a rate of 8 to 10 l every two hours until resolution of clinical signs. Clinical progression was monitored closely, and plasma biochemistry was evaluated before, during and after treatment. Volume of fluids, time to resolution, and outcome were also recorded. EFT was well tolerated by 102 of 108 horses and was an effective method to resolve 99 per cent of colon impactions and 83 per cent of displacements. For both groups, the mean (sd) time to resolution was 20.2 (5.2) hours and the volume of fluid administered was 118.6 (34.5) l. No relevant abnormalities were observed in most plasma biochemistry parameters during treatment, except for a mild haemodilution effect in 63 per cent of horses.
L Monreal; M Navarro; L Armengou; E José-Cunilleras; C Cesarini; D Segura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  166     ISSN:  2042-7670     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  2010-03-25     Revised Date:  2012-05-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Servei de Medicina Interna Equina, Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193-Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Colic / therapy,  veterinary*
Colon / pathology
Fluid Therapy / methods,  veterinary*
Horse Diseases / blood,  therapy*
Intestinal Obstruction / veterinary
Intubation, Gastrointestinal / veterinary
Isotonic Solutions
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Electrolytes; 0/Isotonic Solutions

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