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11: Heart rate, rhythm, and contractility

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CHAPTER 11Heart rate, rhythm, and contractility Dennis E. Burkett Hope Veterinary Specialists, Malvern, Pennsylvania Introduction and physiology of heart rate, rhythm, and contractility The primary function of the cardiovascular system…

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18: Drug selection and dosing regimens

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CHAPTER 18Drug selection and dosing regimens Dawn Merton Boothe College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama Introduction The goal of drug therapy is to induce in the patient a…

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7: Acid–base status

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CHAPTER 7Acid–base status Ryan Wheeler1 and Jan Kovacic1,2 1 Four Seasons Animal Hospital, Lafayette, California 2 Horizon Veterinary Services, Lafayette, California Introduction The acid–base status of critically ill patients is…

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20: Veterinary nursing care

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CHAPTER 20Veterinary nursing care Heather Darbo and Cheryl Page Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Glendale, Wisconsin Introduction Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of skillfully conceptualizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and applying information…

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5: Glucose

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CHAPTER 5Glucose Natara Loose Brooklyn, New York Introduction Glucose is required for energy production by every cell of the body, making it vital to the ongoing function and repair of…

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2: Fluid balance

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CHAPTER 2Fluid balance Rebecca Kirby1 and Elke Rudloff2 1 (Formerly) Animal Emergency Center, Gainesville, Florida 2 Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Introduction Water is the most essential nutrient of the…

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6: Electrolytes

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CHAPTER 6Electrolytes Linda Barton1 and Rebecca Kirby2 1 BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Medicine for Pets, Renton, Washington 2 (Formerly) Animal Emergency Center, Gainesville, Florida Introduction Electrolytes are substances that dissociate…

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