Flow determination of an intravenous fluid delivery system for large animals

Ana Victória Zeppelini Nascimento, Amanda Queiroz de Carvalho, Antonio Cesa de Oliveira Dearo

Abstract


Intravenous (IV) administration of fluids is largely practiced in veterinary medicine. For this purpose, a sterile IV set and a large fluid container are required to assure a safe and efficient infusion. Once the IV set has been developed, fluid flow determinations must be established in order to assure the amount of fluid to be delivered to a given animal in a given time. The purpose of this study was to determine the flow of water through an IV set designed specifically for large animals with the flow clamp in a full open position. The flow rate achieved was 7,32 l/h.


Keywords


Hydration; Dehydration; Shock



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2009v30n4p915

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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