Brett A. Dolente, Susan Lindborg, Jonathan E. Palmer, and Pamela A. Wilkins
Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of Publication:
J Vet Intern Med 2007;21:519–525
Conclusions and Clinical Importance:
Crias with sepsis do not appear to present with major biochemical, hematologic, or blood gas abnormalities, potentially complicating diagnosis. Affected crias may not have localizing signs at presentation and are not usually febrile, although hypothermia, tachypnea, and tachycardia are relatively common. Total protein concentration was not a substitute for immunoglobulin G measurement in septic crias in this study. Familiarity with the clinical presentation and common pathogens isolated should improve early recognition and treatment and ultimately outcome of crias with sepsis.
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