Clinicopathologic effects of rapid intravenous infusion of 3 L of 5% dextrose in water containing 150 g of sodium bicarbonate were evaluated in 8 clinically normal horses. A highly significant metabolic alkalosis was produced in all the horses. This response was maximal at the end of the 20-minute infusion but persisted for as long as 8 hours. Packed cell volume, total plasma proteins, plasma potassium, and plasma chloride concentration decreased significantly after infusion, while plasma sodium concentration increased significantly. The clinical and clinicopathological responses of the horses were comparable to those in man and other animal species.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1981|
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