Journal article

The effects of hypohydration on central venous pressure and splenic volume in adult horses.

RD Nolen-Walston, JL Norton, C Navas de Solis, C Underwood, R Boston, J Slack, BL Dallap

J Vet Intern Med | Published : 2011


BACKGROUND: Central venous pressure (CVP) is used in many species to monitor right-sided intravascular volume status, especially in critical care medicine. HYPOTHESIS: That hypohydration in adult horses is associated with a proportional reduction in CVP. ANIMALS: Ten healthy adult horses from the university teaching herd. METHODS: In this experimental study, horses underwent central venous catheter placement and CVP readings were obtained by water manometry. The horses were then deprived of water and administered furosemide (1 mg/kg IV q6h) for up to 36 hours. Weight, CVP, vital signs, PCV, total protein (TP), and serum lactate were monitored at baseline and every 6 hours until a target of 5..

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