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Canine Emergency Critical Care Clinical Studies

Emergency Critical Care (ECC) at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) consists of emergency and critical care specialists who are trained to provide state-of-the-art intensive care to critically ill patients. Findings from these studies are integral to improving methodologies in critical cases. To learn more about the emergency and critical care service at the OVC, please click here.

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NEW STUDY Evaluating the Use of IV Fluids on Blood Values in Critically Ill Dogs

Complete Title: Hyaluronic acid blood concentrations in critically ill dogs

Intravenous (IV) fluid therapy is often used for hospitalized patients. We don’t really know how the use of IV fluids impacts blood vessels, but Hyaluronic acid (HA) may be a biomarker (or indicator) of these changes. Using HA measurements, we can better understand the effect of fluid therapies in critically ill dogs and the HA concentrations related to various diagnoses.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Dogs with a confirmed diagnosis of abdominal bleeding (non-traumatic in origin) and/or dogs with suspected and subsequently confirmed diagnosis of sepsis (overwhelming bacterial infection)

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