Journal article

Effect of sodium bicarbonate administration on renal function of horses.

LJ Rivas, KW Hinchcliff, CW Kohn, RA Sams, DJ Chew

American Journal of Veterinary Research | Published : 1997

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe changes in renal function of horses after oral and i.v. administration of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and to determine whether changes are dose dependent. ANIMALS: 6 Standardbred mares. PROCEDURE: Blood and urine samples for determination of renal function were collected immediately before and at hourly intervals for 12 hours after administration of each of 3 oral doses (1,500, 1,000 and 250 mg/kg of body weight, in 3 L of water) and 1 i.v. dose (250 mg/kg, 5% solution) of NaHCO3, or water (3 L orally). RESULTS: NaHCO3 induced increases in urine flow; electrolyte-free water reabsorption; urine concentrations of sodium and bicarbonate; fractional excretion of sodium, po..

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