Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice
This extensively revised and updated third edition of an indispensable resource brings together - in one place - vital information about fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base physiology and fluid therapy for dogs and cats. The in-depth and clinically relevant approach of the previous editions has been retained. Valuable insights to interpretation of laboratory results and therapy recommendations appear throughout the text. Three new chapters dealing with strong ion difference approach to acid base balance, the clinical approach to the dehydrated patient, and enteral nutrition are included as well as expanded discussions of disorders of calcium, fluid therapy for gastrointestinal and pancreatic disease, and hemodialysis. Extensive references are included at the end of each chapter to provide the reader with important alternate reading for further research.
"Acid-base could be considered the Marmite of veterinary medicine; you either love it or hate it! This book cannot gurantee to convert you to a fan of acid-base and fluid balance, but it will certainly enlighten you.This is the fourth edition of what many consider to be the definitive work on fluid, electrolytes and acid-base disorders in dogs and cats; it is an invaluable reference book for clinicians...For those in possession of the third edition of the book, this fourth edition, on first presentation, appears remarkably similar. On closer inspection, the addition of more recent references to all chapters offers an added bonus that will cheer individuals with a specfic interest in this field of veterianry medicine...This book will offer all practices something! Vet Record, June 2012 "DiBartola's "fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorder in samll animal practice" has long been a vital resource for the small animal practitioner and the 4th edition affirms is position...this book is a valuable addition to the practitioner's library. It contains useful and accurate information, is generally well written and comprehensively coversa range of issues regarding fluid therapy and small animal medicine...the latest edition provides some additional information and clinical updates over the third edition. These include contemporary therapies such as vasopressin antagonists in conditions such as cardiac and liver failure." Australian Veterinary Journal, July 2012 "Fluid therapy is considered by many to be the major life-saving advance of the last century, and yet the majority of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses have a very limited understanding of the factors underlying its use....Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practic has, for many years, been the gold standard textbook used to explain these concepts...the book provides a huge amount of in-depth information and will remain 'the bible' of textbooks on fluid, m electrolyte, a