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False hyperchloraemia in a dog secondary to ingestion of horse feed supplemented with potassium bromide

Peacock, R.E. and Smart, L. (2013) False hyperchloraemia in a dog secondary to ingestion of horse feed supplemented with potassium bromide. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91 (8). pp. 320-322.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12079
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Abstract

A dog was presented for acute abdominal distension after inadvertent access to a large amount of dry dog food and possibly horse feed consisting of chaff, pony cubes and vitamin, mineral and yeast supplements. Results: A marked hyperchloraemia and decreased anion gap on blood electrolyte analysis prompted a review of the patient's history for potential ingestion of bromide. It was revealed that the horse feed was supplemented with potassium bromide. The serum bromide level was 23.6mmol/L. The dog recovered uneventfully. Conclusion: This case report highlights the importance of knowing common interferents of chemical analysis techniques.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 2013 The Authors.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17247
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