Battling Dehydration in Horses with Hypertonic Saline (AAEP 2010)

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When horses have hemorrhaged or have experienced fluid losses from dehydration, they can end up in a dangerous state of low blood volume, called hypovolemia. Veterinarians use hypertonic saline to restore blood pressure while administering additional fluids, plasma, or blood to restore fluid volume. Langdon Fielding, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, of Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center, in Loomis, Calif.,

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