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Crystalloids and Colloids

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Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), gives a brief overview of the difference between crystalloid and colloid fluids. Examples of each type of fluid are given, and reasons why each may be administered to a patient are discussed.

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Megan Brashear

CVT VTS(ECC)

Enrolled: 07/2011

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Hi, Megan! Do you have a reference for the statement that colloids will draw fluid into the vascular space? I have heard that in the past, primarily from technicians. I've had veterinarians tell me otherwise. Many thanks!