Colloid and Crystalloid Resuscitation

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      Use of colloid and crystalloid fluids during resuscitation can be a complicated process. An understanding by the veterinarian of the patient's cardiovascular state, the underlying pathologic process, and the characteristics of crystalloid and colloid fluids available is necessary for establishing a fluid therapy plan. Through frequent reassessment and tailoring of the fluid plan according to the patient's response, the risks of fluid overload and fluid deficiency are reduced.
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