Mar 1, 1976

The diagnosis and treatment of acid-base deranged dogs infected with Babesia canis

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
W D MalherbeH J Walzl

Abstract

A study was made of the acid-base status of Babesia canis infected dogs judged unlikely to recover after specific babesicidal drug therapy despite the use of blood transfusion and other conventional supportive measures. Such cases were invariably acidotic and responded well and often dramatically to supportive intravenous sodium bicarbonate administration. Elevated blood urea nitrogen, also responded gratifyingly to this procedure. The rationale is discussed in some detail.

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Dog Diseases
Carbonic Acid Ions
Sodium Bicarbonate
Blood Urea Nitrogen Measurement
Babesiosis
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Babesia canis
Carbon Dioxide
Human Babesiosis
Metabolic Acidosis

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