Hypocalcemia of critical illness in dogs and cats.

@article{Holowaychuk2013HypocalcemiaOC,
  title={Hypocalcemia of critical illness in dogs and cats.},
  author={M. K. Holowaychuk},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={
          1299-317, vi-vii
        }
}
  • M. K. Holowaychuk
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
  • Hypocalcemia occurs in critically ill dogs and cats and is associated with medications, treatments, and underlying diseases such as acute kidney disease, pancreatitis, parathyroid disease, sepsis, and trauma. Possible underlying mechanisms include hypovitaminosis D, acquired or relative hypoparathyroidism, hypomagnesemia, and alterations in the ionized fraction of calcium caused by changes in chelated or protein-bound calcium. If severe or acute, hypocalcemia can cause obvious clinical signs… CONTINUE READING
    Severity of Ionized Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia Is Associated With Etiology in Dogs and Cats
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