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EVALUATION OF DOG ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY IN HYPOKALEMIA

Author: Israa Abdul Wadood Mohammad Ali
Journal: Basrah Journal of Veterinary Research. مجلة البصرة للابحاث البيطرية ISSN: Print:18138497 E; 24108456 Year: 2014 Volume: 13 Issue: 2 Pages: 87-94
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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Abstract

The objective of the work was to study Electrocardiography in normal doges and in dogs treated with intravenous furosemide for 14 days.In present study eight dogs in different sex and two years age used ,serum potassium level determined using commercial kit and ECG evaluate twice daily pre and post furosemide use .ECG tracing compared in the two groups (treated and control) . when serum k+reach (4.4 mEq/ L ±1.044) at day four from starting , and in the last five days oftreatment the mean of serum potassium reach (3.2 m Eq /L ± 0.504 ). the electrocardiographic changes shows features of hypokalemia T inversion or flatting of T wave in limb leads (I,II,III),avl, avf and most of the chest leads .

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Furosemide --- ECG --- Serum.

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