Iatrogenic hypocalcaemia during parenteral fluid therapy of diarrhoeic calves.

@article{GroveWhite2001IatrogenicHD,
  title={Iatrogenic hypocalcaemia during parenteral fluid therapy of diarrhoeic calves.},
  author={D Grove-White and Alastair R. Michell},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2001},
  volume={149 7},
  pages={
          203-7
        }
}
Acid-base balance and electrolyte concentrations, including ionised calcium, were monitored during intravenous fluid therapy of 11 collapsed diarrhoeic suckler calves aged five to 10 days. Six healthy calves of similar age and type were used to provide control data. All the diarrhoeic calves were severely acidotic (TCO2<12 mmol/litre). Isotonic sodium bicarbonate (1-3 per cent) was administered until the metabolic acidosis was half corrected, as indicated by the TCO2 increasing to 17 to 24 mmol… CONTINUE READING