Evaluation of acid-base disturbances in calf diarrhoea.

  title={Evaluation of acid-base disturbances in calf diarrhoea.},
  author={C P Groutides and Alastair Robert Michell},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={126 2},
The severity of acid-base disturbances in diarrhoeic calves was investigated and a simple, inexpensive method of monitoring them was evaluated. The Harleco apparatus measures the 'total carbon dioxide' in a blood sample, mostly generated from the bicarbonate present, and any abnormalities are mainly due to metabolic acidosis or alkalosis. Its performance was tested against a standard blood gas analyser by comparing the results obtained by both methods with nearly 2000 blood samples from healthy… CONTINUE READING