Common Indications for Fluid Therapy

November 3, 2017

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC, associate professor of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about the common indications for fluid therapy in an animal.

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC, associate professor of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about the common indications for fluid therapy in an animal.

The most frequent reason for fluid therapy would be for the prevention or treatment of dehydration, but fluid therapy is also used to try and replace ongoing losses and fix electrolyte- or acid-based arrangements. When it comes to emergency and critical care patients, fluid therapy is used to help patients suffering from hypovolemia.