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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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MAMAO, L. D. et al. Hemogasometric evaluation in bitches with pyometra. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2015, vol.67, n.5, pp.1241-1248. ISSN 1678-4162.


Pyometra is a common disease in dogs with a hormonal etiology associated with a bacterial infection and leading to accumulation of uterine exudates. Acid-base and electrolyte disturbances are complications that contribute to disease progression, worsening the condition of the patient, possibly leading death. The aim of this study was to characterize the acid-base and electrolyte disturbances in dogs with pyometra, and to evaluate whether preoperative fluid therapy (Ringer's lactate) is effective in correcting these imbalances. Twenty bitches with pyometra were subjected to blood gas analysis in eight pre-set times. It was concluded that the acid-base disorder was the most frequent respiratory alkalosis and fluid therapy in the preoperative Ringer 's lactate solution was effective in the correction of metabolic acidosis, although this has not corrected metabolic alkalosis frames and has provided improved alkalosis breathing .

Keywords : Pyometra; bitch; acid-base imbalances and electrolyte.

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