False hyperchloraemia in a dog secondary to ingestion of horse feed supplemented with potassium bromide
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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.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Life Sciences|
|Copyright:||© 2013 The Authors.|
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