On-farm use of point-of-care chemistry analyzers in bovine practice

  • Amanda J. Kreuder Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Ames, IA 50011
Keywords: blood gas, electrolyte, point-of-care testing


Appropriate identification of acid-base and electrolyte disorders can improve patient care for many medical conditions of bovines. The increased portability of handheld blood gas and electrolyte chemistry point-of-care analyzers and relative affordability now allows practitioners ready access to the identification of these conditions animal-side. Increased use of this technology will enable practitioners to provide more individualized animal care on-farm with the goal of improving treatment outcomes.

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