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IV fluids important even in short surgeries, study finds

Animal Health SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

Intravenous fluids affect blood pressure and flow even during short surgeries such as a spay or neuter, according to research by veterinarian Deborah Silverstein of the University of Pennsylvania. The study, reported in the American Journal of Veterinary Research, found vessels greater than 20 micrometers had increased density and flow in animals given the most fluid, compared with those receiving none. They also monitored blood pressure and noted that one-third of the animals experienced a drop in blood pressure during the surgery. "That just shows that monitoring blood pressure and having fluid support is important," Dr. Silverstein said. MedicalXpress.com (10/15)


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