Dechra Veterinary Products has launched two free on-line Fluid Therapy Calculators to help veterinary staff rapidly calculate the fluid requirements of their patients.
There are two versions available, small animal and equine. Both are available as an online tool or as a download to your desktop. The calculators have been launched as the next component of Dechra’s Vetivex Fluid support package. Along with the Fluids Knowledge Programme, this initiative aims to help veterinary staff across the UK in delivering effective fluid therapy.
The administration of intravenous fluids is an essential therapeutic modality. The accurate calculation of fluid requirements and rates is vitally important to ensure treatment is safe and effective. The Dechra Fluid Therapy Calculator is easy to use and enables rapid calculation of fluid rates. Results can be printed off and added to the animal’s hospitalisation records.
For small animals, there are three options available. The M1/M2/M3 Plan calculates simple multiplications of the maintenance rate whilst the Comprehensive Plan calculates fluid required to provide maintenance requirements, correct dehydration or replace ongoing losses. The third option, the Simple Rate Calculator, is a useful tool for calculating resuscitation fluid rates and can also be used for large animals. The Equine Plan calculates fluid requirements and infusion rates for both adult horses and foals.
Larry King, Product Manager at Dechra, says: “The calculators are a quick and easy reference tool for today’s busy vet. You simply fill in the body weight and animal type, click in a few key details and you have an instant and very accurate fluid rate calculated for you. It saves time and effort, and ensures the animal is given the correct amount of fluid. The more effective the fluid therapy regime the faster the animal recovers.”
The free Fluid Therapy Calculators is just one of a number of tools that Dechra uses to support its Vetivex range of fluids. There are a range of downloadable reference documents, charts and guides available on the website www.fluidtherapy.co.uk including the Fluid Knowledge Programme, a full CPD Programme focused on effective fluid therapy.
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