PMID: 40948Sep 1, 1979

Metabolic and electrolyte disturbances in acute canine babesiosis

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
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Abstract

Arterial blood pH, PCO2, bicarbonate, base excess/deficit, and lactate, as well as serum sodium, potassium, and chloride were measured in clinically normal dogs and in dogs with acute canine babesiosis. Metabolic acidosis developed in dogs with fatal as well as nonfatal Babesia canis infection. In the fatal group, the acidosis was uncompensated; among survivors, base deficit and blood lactate were significantly lower, and pH, PCO2, and bicarbonate values were significantly higher. Serum potassium values were significantly lower, and serum chloride values were significantly higher in dogs with acute babesiosis than in clinically normal dogs. The shock resulting from acute canine babesiosis is best viewed as anemic shock. Treatment should include an alkalizing agent, a blood transfusion, fluid therapy, and a babesicidal drug.

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Carbonic Acid Ions
Carbon Dioxide
Dog Diseases
Canis familiaris
Electrolytes
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Lactates

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