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Amanda Boag - Are Blood Lactate Levels Better Than a Crystal Ball – the Veterinary Evidence Base

June 16, 2017

Blood lactate levels are a simple and inexpensive parameter that is increasingly available to practitioners in both emergency medicine and general practice. But what does it really tell us? But does the data support that? In this session we will briefly review lactate physiology and then focus on the small animal veterinary evidence base – how has it evolved, what do we now know and where are the gaps in knowledge and potential misinterpretations that could affect our use of this clinical tool.


Veterinary Evidence Today
Edinburgh, 1-3 November 2016


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