To describe the use of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in the treatment of flunixin meglumine overdose in a cria.
A 3-day-old alpaca cria was diagnosed with ureteral obstruction and agenesis resulting in severe bilateral hydronephrosis. During hospitalization, the cria inadvertently received a flunixin meglumine overdose of >65 mg/kg. Here, we report the use of lipid emulsion and TPE to mitigate flunixin meglumine toxicosis. TPE appeared to prevent any flunixin-induced kidney or gastrointestinal injury, even in a patient with congenital defects of the urinary tract.
New Information Provided
This is the first report of the use of TPE in a cria.
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Volume 31, Issue 4, Page 521-524, July/August 2021.Wiley: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care: Table of Contents