Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVCP
An introduction to the principles of clinical blood gas analysis and interpretation--including two case examples.
An 8-year-old 44-lb (20-kg) spayed female Siberian husky is a poorly regulated diabetic presenting for surgical excision of a grade I fibrosarcoma on the right thoracic wall.
A 5-year-old 37.6-lb (17.1-kg) neutered male border collie has a three-day history of vomiting.
Patient stress is probably a contributing factor in some cases of adverse patient outcome. Stress during induction of anesthesia can increase circulating catecholamine concentration predisposing the heart to arrhythmias.