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Veterinary Specialty Boards Reading Lists

American College of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care (ACVECC) Reading List

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVECC reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVECC reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVECC reading list.

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) examination.

Residents are responsible for ensuring they are using the correct edition of a book for their exam.

Please ask your librarian, mentor, or specialty board examination comittee if questions arise.

From the ACVECC Knowledge List 2021:

"The following list of references contain the material that residents/ fellows are expected to learn with retention and comprehension during their training. To facilitate this, a recent edition of appropriate resources from each section must be provided on site at each Residency Training Facility. Computer access to the common veterinary and human medical databases must also be available on site at each Residency Training Facility.

Large Animal Candidates sitting the examination in September 2021 are responsible for journal articles from the calendar year 2016-2020, and book titles published during or before 2020, and the Large Animal Additional article list.

Small Animal Candidates sitting the examination in September 2021 are responsible for journal articles from calendar years 2018-2020, and book titles published during or before 2020, and the Small Animal Additional article list.

Both Large Animal (LA) and Small Animal (SA) candidates sitting the General MCQ examination in September 2021 are responsible for journal articles from calendar years 2018-2020, and the journal articles that appear in both the Small Animal and Large Animal additional article lists.

Source:  ACVECC Recommended Reading Lists, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

This resource updated: 2/3/2022

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 2021

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVECC reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVECC reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVECC reading list.

"Articles germane to the field of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care for the appropriate species should be reviewed from the following journals. Relevant articles from the required journal list are considered testable material for the ACVECC board examination. The supplemental article list provides candidates with a list of other publications in which useful articles may be published. Articles from the supplemental article list are not considered required knowledge for the board examination unless specifically listed separately on the Additional Article List."

Required Journal List:*

* *Note: Frontiers in Veterinary Science will be added to the required journal list for candidates taking taking the board examination in 2022 and onward.

Supplemental Journal List

*Note: Frontiers in Veterinary Science will be moved to the required journal list for candidates taking taking the board examination in 2022 and onward.

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVECC reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVECC reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVECC reading list.

Please note that expected knowledge is duplicated in many of these references: it is not necessary or expected that residents will be familiar with every text listed. However, several suitable texts are listed to ensure that residents have access to all pertinent information. For each knowledge category in the Required Reading List, at least one edition of a textbook that covers the appropriate species of interest and is published within the last 10 years should be available for study and reference.

(LA – Large animal, SA – Small animal, LA/SA – All species, Human – Human beings). Titles with asterisks have been newly added to the list.

Anesthesia | Cardiovascular | Clinical Pathology | Emergency/Critical Care | Fluid Therapy, Acid-Base, Electrolyte | Hematology and Transfusion Medicine | Imaging | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Mechanical Ventilation | Medical Physiology | Neurology | Nutrition | Oncology | Ophthalmology | Pediatrics | Pharmacology | Surgery | Toxicology

Anesthesia

Cardiovascular

Clinical Pathology

Emergency/Critical Care

Fluid Therapy, Acid-Base, Electrolyte

Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Imaging

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Physiology

Neurology

Nutrition

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Pediatrics

Pharmacology

  • Small Animal

Surgery

Toxicology

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVECC reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVECC reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVECC reading list.

Cardiovascular

Coagulation

Emergency/Critical Care

Fluid Therapy, Acid-Base, Electrolyte

Imaging

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Physiology

Neurology

Pharmacology

Surgery

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVECC reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVECC reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVECC reading list.

"This list contains articles 3-10 years old from core journals and articles within the last 12 years from non-core journals and is designed to bridge a perceived gap in the recommended reading between recent journal articles, non-core journals and textbooks. It contains articles the committee deems likely to inform and impact the practice of veterinary ECC. We aim to keep this list to <100 articles and will review and update it annually."

See list of all Small Animal articles that are indexed in PubMed (without Penn Text links) for download or browsing.  Use LibKey Nomad to obtain PDFs.

Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes | Cardiovascular | Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine |Endocrine | Environmental/Toxic | Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas | Hepatobiliary | Immunology/Hemolymphatic | Integument | Neurology/Special Senses |Nutrition |Renal/Urinary | Reproductive | Respiratory | Sepsis/SIRS/MODS | Shock/Ischemia/CPR|Trauma |

 

Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes

1. Sen A, Keener CM, Sileanu FE, et al. Chloride Content of Fluids Used for Large-Volume Resuscitation Is Associated With Reduced Survival. Crit Care Med. Feb 2017;45(2):e146-e153. PubMed PDF

2. Valverde A, Hatcher ME, Staempfli HR. Effects of fluid therapy on total protein and its influence on calculated unmeasured anions in the anesthetized dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Oct 2008;18(5):480-487. PDF

3. Semler MW, Self WH, Wanderer JP, et al. Balanced crystalloids versus saline in critically ill adults. New England Journal of Medicine. 2018;378(9):829-839. PubMed PDF

4. Jaber S, Paugam C, Futier E, et al. Sodium bicarbonate therapy for patients with severe metabolic acidaemia in the intensive care unit (BICAR-ICU): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet. Jul 7 2018;392(10141):31-40. PubMed PDF

5. Sano H, Seo J, Wightman P, et al. Evaluation of pulse pressure variation and pleth variability index to predict fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated isoflurane-anesthetized dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jul 2018;28(4):301-309. PubMed PDF

Cardiovascular

6. Tag TL, Day TK. Electrocardiographic assessment of hyperkalemia in dogs and cats. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Feb 2008;18(1):61-67. PDF

7. Langhorn R, Willesen JL. Cardiac Troponins in Dogs and Cats. J Vet Intern Med. Jan-Feb 2016;30(1):36-50. PubMed PDF

8. Winter RL, Budke CM. Multicenter evaluation of signalment and comorbid conditions associated with aortic thrombotic disease in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Aug 15 2017;251(4):438-442. PubMed PDF

9. Boswood A, Gordon SG, Haggstrom J, et al. Longitudinal Analysis of Quality of Life, Clinical, Radiographic, Echocardiographic, and Laboratory Variables in Dogs with Preclinical Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease Receiving Pimobendan or Placebo: The EPIC Study. J Vet Intern Med. Jan 2018;32(1):72-85. PubMed PDF

Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine

10. Cooper DJ, McQuilten ZK, Nichol A, et al. Age of Red Cells for Transfusion and Outcomes in Critically Ill Adults. N Engl J Med. Nov 9 2017;377(19):1858-1867. PubMed PDF

11. Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics in Veterinary Critical Care (CURATIVE). J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jan 2019;29(1) PubMed (without Penn Text links) PDF

12. Goggs R, Mastrocco A, Brooks MB. Retrospective evaluation of 4 methods for outcome prediction in overt disseminated intravascular coagulation in dogs (2009-2014): 804 cases. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Nov 2018;28(6):541-550. PubMed PDF

13. Ueda Y, Li RHL, Nguyen N, et al. A genetic polymorphism in P2RY1 impacts response to clopidogrel in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Sci Rep. Jun 15 2021;11(1):12522. PubMed PDF

14. Holst LB, Haase N, Wetterslev J, et al. Lower versus higher hemoglobin threshold for transfusion in septic shock. N Engl J Med. Oct 9 2014;371(15):1381-91. PubMed PDF

Endocrine

15. Creedon JM. Controversies surrounding critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in animals. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jan-Feb 2015;25(1):107-12. PubMed PDF

Environmental/Toxic

16. Bruchim Y, Horowitz M, Aroch I. Pathophysiology of heatstroke in dogs - revisited. Temperature (Austin). 2017/10/02 2017;4(4):356-370. PubMed PDF

Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas

17. Marks SL, Rankin SC, Byrne BA, Weese JS. Enteropathogenic bacteria in dogs and cats: diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, and control. J Vet Intern Med. Nov-Dec 2011;25(6):1195-208. PubMed PDF

Hepatobiliary

18. Lidbury JA, Cook AK, Steiner JM. Hepatic encephalopathy in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jul 2016;26(4):471-87. PubMed PDF

Immunology/Hemolymphatic

19.  IMHA Diagnosis and Treatment Consensus Statements J Vet Intern Med. Mar 2019;33

Garden OA, Kidd L, Mexas AM, et al. ACVIM consensus statement on the diagnosis of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in dogs and cats. J Vet Intern Med. Mar 2019;33(2):313-334. PubMed PDF

Swann JW, Garden OA, Fellman CL, et al. ACVIM consensus statement on the treatment of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. May 2019;33(3):1141-1172. PubMed PDF

20. O'Marra SK, Delaforcade AM, Shaw SP. Treatment and predictors of outcome in dogs with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Feb 1 2011;238(3):346-52. PubMed PDF

Integument

21. Hillier A, Lloyd DH, Weese JS, et al. Guidelines for the diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy of canine superficial bacterial folliculitis (Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases). Vet Dermatol. Jun 2014;25(3):163-e43. PubMed PDF

Neurology/Special Senses

22. Brauer C, Jambroszyk M, Tipold A. Metabolic and toxic causes of canine seizure disorders: A retrospective study of 96 cases. Vet J. Feb 2011;187(2):272-5. PubMed PDF

23. Charalambous M, Bhatti SFM, Van Ham L, et al. Intranasal Midazolam versus Rectal Diazepam for the Management of Canine Status Epilepticus: A Multicenter Randomized Parallel-Group Clinical Trial. J Vet Intern Med. Jul 2017;31(4):1149-1158. PubMed PDF

24. Podell M, Volk HA, Berendt M, et al. 2015 ACVIM Small Animal Consensus Statement on Seizure Management in Dogs. J Vet Intern Med. Mar-Apr 2016;30(2):477-90. PubMed PDF

Nutrition

25. Harvey SE, Parrott F, Harrison DA, et al. Trial of the route of early nutritional support in critically ill adults. N Engl J Med. Oct 30 2014;371(18):1673-84. PubMed PDF

Renal/Urinary

26. Brown N, Segev G, Francey T, Kass P, Cowgill LD. Glomerular filtration rate, urine production, and fractional clearance of electrolytes in acute kidney injury in dogs and their association with survival. J Vet Intern Med. Jan 2015;29(1):28-34. PubMed PDF

27. Cooper ES. Controversies in the management of feline urethral obstruction. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jan-Feb 2015;25(1):130-7. PubMed PDF

28. Harison E, Langston C, Palma D, Lamb K. Acute azotemia as a predictor of mortality in dogs and cats. J Vet Intern Med. Sep-Oct 2012;26(5):1093-8. PubMed PDF

29. Keir I, Kellum JA. Acute kidney injury in severe sepsis: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Mar-Apr 2015;25(2):200-9. PubMed PDF

30. Sigrist NE, Kalin N, Dreyfus A. Effects of Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.4 on Serum Creatinine Concentration and Development of Acute Kidney Injury in Nonazotemic Cats. J Vet Intern Med. Nov 2017;31(6):1749-1756. PubMed PDF

31. Sykes JE, Hartmann K, Lunn KF, Moore GE, Stoddard RA, Goldstein RE. 2010 ACVIM small animal consensus statement on leptospirosis: diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention. J Vet Intern Med. Jan-Feb 2011;25(1):1-13. PubMed PDF

32. Weese JS, Blondeau JM, Boothe D, et al. Antimicrobial use guidelines for treatment of urinary tract disease in dogs and cats: antimicrobial guidelines working group of the international society for companion animal infectious diseases. Vet Med Int. 2011;2011:263768. PubMed PDF

33. Whittemore JC, Marcum BA, Mawby DI, Coleman MV, Hacket TB, Lappin MR. Associations among albuminuria, C-reactive protein concentrations, survival predictor index scores, and survival in 78 critically ill dogs. J Vet Intern Med. Jul-Aug 2011;25(4):818-24. PubMed PDF

Reproductive

34. Pretzer SD. Medical management of canine and feline dystocia. Theriogenology. Aug 2008;70(3):332-6. PubMed PDF

35. Traas AM. Resuscitation of canine and feline neonates. Theriogenology. Aug 2008;70(3):343-8. PubMed PDF

36. Traas AM. Surgical management of canine and feline dystocia. Theriogenology. Aug 2008;70(3):337-42. PubMed PDF

37. Veronesi MC, Panzani S, Faustini M, Rota A. An Apgar scoring system for routine assessment of newborn puppy viability and short-term survival prognosis. Theriogenology. Aug 2009;72(3):401-7. PubMed PDF

Respiratory

38. Hung GC, Gaunt MC, Rubin JE, Starrak GS, Sakals SA. Quantification and characterization of pleural fluid in healthy dogs with thoracostomy tubes. Am J Vet Res. Dec 2016;77(12):1387-1391. PubMed PDF

39. Pang D, Hethey J, Caulkett NA, Duke T. Partial pressure of end-tidal CO2sampled via an intranasal catheter as a substitute for partial pressure of arterial CO2in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 2007/06 2007;17(2):143-148. PubMed PDF

40. National Heart L, Blood Institute PCTN, Moss M, et al. Early Neuromuscular Blockade in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. N Engl J Med. May 23 2019;380(21):1997-2008. PubMed PDF

41. Swinbourne F, Baines EA, Baines SJ, Halfacree ZJ. Computed tomographic findings in canine pyothorax and correlation with findings at exploratory thoracotomy. J Small Anim Pract. Apr 2011;52(4):203-8. PubMed PDF

42. Thompson BT, Chambers RC, Liu KD. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. N Engl J Med. Aug 10 2017;377(6):562-572. PubMed PDF

43. Aggarwal NR, Brower RG, Hager DN, et al. Oxygen Exposure Resulting in Arterial Oxygen Tensions Above the Protocol Goal Was Associated With Worse Clinical Outcomes in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Crit Care Med. Apr 2018;46(4):517-524. PubMed PDF

44. De Monte V, Bufalari A, Grasso S, et al. Respiratory effects of low versus high tidal volume with or without positive end-expiratory pressure in anesthetized dogs with healthy lungs. Am J Vet Res. May 2018;79(5):496-504. PubMed PDF

45. Lappin MR, Blondeau J, Boothe D, et al. Antimicrobial use Guidelines for Treatment of Respiratory Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats: Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases. J Vet Intern Med. Mar 2017;31(2):279-294. PubMed PDF

Sepsis/SIRS/MODS

46. Baron EJ, Miller JM, Weinstein MP, et al. A guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases: 2013 recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)(a). Clin Infect Dis. Aug 2013;57(4):e22-e121. PubMed PDF

47. Drewry AM, Ablordeppey EA, Murray ET, et al. Antipyretic Therapy in Critically Ill Septic Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. May 2017;45(5):806-813. PubMed PDF

48. Duffy AL, Butler AL, Radecki SV, Campbell VL. Comparison of continuous arterial pressure waveform analysis with the lithium dilution technique to monitor cardiac output in conscious dogs with systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Am J Vet Res. Nov 2009;70(11):1365-73. PubMed PDF

49. Henning DJ, Carey JR, Oedorf K, et al. The Absence of Fever Is Associated With Higher Mortality and Decreased Antibiotic and IV Fluid Administration in Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. Jun 2017;45(6):e575-e582. PubMed PDF

50. Koenig A, Verlander LL. Usefulness of whole blood, plasma, peritoneal fluid, and peritoneal fluid supernatant glucose concentrations obtained by a veterinary point-of-care glucometer to identify septic peritonitis in dogs with peritoneal effusion. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Nov 1 2015;247(9):1027-32. PubMed PDF

51. Levy MM, Evans LE, Rhodes A. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018 update. Intensive Care Med. Jun 2018;44(6):925-928. PubMed PDF

52. Khanna A, English SW, Wang XS, et al. Angiotensin II for the treatment of vasodilatory shock. New England Journal of Medicine. 2017;377(5):419-430. PubMed PDF

53. Klainbart S, Agi L, Bdolah-Abram T, Kelmer E, Aroch I. Clinical, laboratory, and hemostatic findings in cats with naturally occurring sepsis. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Nov 1 2017;251(9):1025-1034. PubMed PDF

54. Marik PE, Khangoora V, Rivera R, Hooper MH, Catravas J. Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Before-After Study. Chest. Jun 2017;151(6):1229-1238. PubMed PDF

55. Oostdijk EA, de Smet AM, Kesecioglu J, Bonten MJ, Dutch SODSDDTG. The role of intestinal colonization with gram-negative bacteria as a source for intensive care unit-acquired bacteremia. Crit Care Med. May 2011;39(5):961-6. PubMed PDF

56. PRISM Investigators, Rowan KM, Angus DC, et al. Early, Goal-Directed Therapy for Septic Shock - A Patient-Level Meta-Analysis. N Engl J Med. Jun 8 2017;376(23):2223-2234. PubMed PDF

57. Rhodes A, Evans LE, Alhazzani W, et al. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016. Critical Care Medicine. 2017;45(3):486-552. PubMed PDF

58. Seymour CW, Gesten F, Prescott HC, et al. Time to Treatment and Mortality during Mandated Emergency Care for Sepsis. N Engl J Med. Jun 8 2017;376(23):2235-2244. PubMed PDF

59. Silverstein DC, Beer KA. Controversies regarding choice of vasopressor therapy for management of septic shock in animals. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jan-Feb 2015;25(1):48-54. PubMed PDF

60. Singer M, Deutschman CS, Seymour CW, et al. The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). JAMA. Feb 23 2016;315(8):801-10. PubMed PDF

61. Suetrong B, Walley KR. Lactic Acidosis in Sepsis: It's Not All Anaerobic: Implications for Diagnosis and Management. Chest. Jan 2016;149(1):252-61. PubMed PDF

62. Sunden-Cullberg J, Rylance R, Svefors J, Norrby-Teglund A, Bjork J, Inghammar M. Fever in the Emergency Department Predicts Survival of Patients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Admitted to the ICU. Crit Care Med. Apr 2017;45(4):591-599. PubMed PDF

63. Weese JS, Giguere S, Guardabassi L, et al. ACVIM consensus statement on therapeutic antimicrobial use in animals and antimicrobial resistance. J Vet Intern Med. Mar-Apr 2015;29(2):487-98. PubMed PDF

64 Zahar JR, Timsit JF, Garrouste-Orgeas M, et al. Outcomes in severe sepsis and patients with septic shock: pathogen species and infection sites are not associated with mortality. Crit Care Med. Aug 2011;39(8):1886-95. PubMed PDF

Shock/Ischemia/CPR

65. Bucci M, Rabozzi R, Guglielmini C, Franci P. Respiratory variation in aortic blood peak velocity and caudal vena cava diameter can predict fluid responsiveness in anaesthetised and mechanically ventilated dogs. Vet J. Sep 2017;227:30-35. PubMed PDF

66. Cecconi M, De Backer D, Antonelli M, et al. Consensus on circulatory shock and hemodynamic monitoring. Task force of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Intensive Care Med. Dec 2014;40(12):1795-815. PubMed PDF

67. Cannon JW. Hemorrhagic Shock. N Engl J Med. Jan 25 2018;378(4):370-379. PubMed PDF

68. McMurray J, Boysen S, Chalhoub S. Focused assessment with sonography in nontraumatized dogs and cats in the emergency and critical care setting. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jan-Feb 2016;26(1):64-73. PubMed PDF

69. Shih A, Giguere S, Vigani A, Shih R, Thuramalla N, Bandt C. Determination of cardiac output by ultrasound velocity dilution in normovolemia and hypovolemia in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg. Jul 2011;38(4):279-85. PubMed PDF

70. Special Issue: Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER): Evidence and Knowledge Gap Analysis on Veterinary CPR. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jun 2012;22 Suppl 1(s1):S4-131. PubMed [without PennText links] PDF

71. Rosenstein PG, Tennent-Brown BS, Hughes D. Clinical use of plasma lactate concentration. Part 1: Physiology, pathophysiology, and measurement. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Mar 2018;28(2):85-105. PubMed PDF

72. Rosenstein PG, Tennent-Brown BS, Hughes D. Clinical use of plasma lactate concentration. Part 2: Prognostic and diagnostic utility and the clinical management of hyperlactatemia. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Mar 2018;28(2):106-121. PubMed PDF

Trauma

73. Sheridan RL. Fire-Related Inhalation Injury. N Engl J Med. Aug 4 2016;375(5):464-9. PubMed PDF

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVECC reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVECC reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVECC reading list.

"This list contains articles 3-10 years old from core journals and articles within the last 12 years from non-core journals and is designed to bridge a perceived gap in the recommended reading between recent journal articles, non-core journals and textbooks. It contains article the committee deems likely to inform and impact the practice of veterinary ECC. We aim to keep this list to <100 articles and will review and update it annually."

See list of all Large Animal articles that are indexed in PubMed (without Penn Text links) for download or browsing.  Use LibKey Nomad to obtain PDFs.

 

Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes | Cardiovascular | Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine | Endocrine | Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas | Immunology/Hemolymphatic | Neonatalogy | Nutrition | Renal/Urinary | Respiratory | Sepsis/SIRS/MODS | Shock/Ischemia/CPCR| Trauma

Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes

1. Marik PE. Fluid Responsiveness and the Six Guiding Principles of Fluid Resuscitation. Crit Care Med. Oct 2016;44(10):1920-2. PubMed PDF

2. McKenzie EC, Esser MM, McNitt SE, Payton ME. Effect of infusion of equine plasma or 6% hydroxyethyl starch (600/0.75) solution on plasma colloid osmotic pressure in healthy horses. Am J Vet Res. Jul 2016;77(7):708-14. PubMed PDF

3. Semler MW, Self WH, Wanderer JP, et al. Balanced crystalloids versus saline in critically ill adults. New England Journal of Medicine. 2018;378(9):829-839. PubMed PDF

4. Sen A, Keener CM, Sileanu FE, et al. Chloride Content of Fluids Used for Large-Volume Resuscitation Is Associated With Reduced Survival. Crit Care Med. Feb 2017;45(2):e146-e153. PubMed PDF

5. Viu J, Armengou L, Rios J, Munoz A, Jose-Cunilleras E. Simplified strong ion difference approach to acid-base balance in healthy foals. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jul 2016;26(4):549-58. PubMed PDF

 

Cardiovascular

6. Broux B, De Clercq D, Decloedt A, et al. Pharmacokinetics of intravenously and orally administered sotalol hydrochloride in horses and effects on surface electrocardiogram and left ventricular systolic function. Vet J. Feb 2016;208:60-4. PubMed PDF

7. Ellison DH, Felker GM. Diuretic Treatment in Heart Failure. N Engl J Med. Nov 16 2017;377(20):1964-1975. PubMed PDF

8. Navas de Solis C, Reef VB, Slack J, Jose-Cunilleras E. Evaluation of coagulation and fibrinolysis in horses with atrial fibrillation. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Jan 15 2016;248(2):201-6. PubMed PDF

9. Afonso T, Giguere S, Rapoport G, Barton MH, Coleman AE. Cardiovascular effects of pimobendan in healthy mature horses. Equine Vet J. May 2016;48(3):352-6. PubMed PDF

Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine

10. Cooper DJ, McQuilten ZK, Nichol A, et al. Age of Red Cells for Transfusion and Outcomes in Critically Ill Adults. N Engl J Med. Nov 9 2017;377(19):1858-1867. PubMed PDF

11. Holst LB, Haase N, Wetterslev J, et al. Lower versus higher hemoglobin threshold for transfusion in septic shock. N Engl J Med. Oct 9 2014;371(15):1381-91. PubMed PDF

12. Scruggs JL, Flatland B, McCormick KA, Reed A. Biological variation of thromboelastrography variables in 10 clinically healthy horses. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jan-Feb 2016;26(1):80-4. PubMed PDF

Endocrine

13. Creedon JM. Controversies surrounding critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in animals. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Jan-Feb 2015;25(1):107-12. PubMed PDF

Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas

14. Daniel AJ, Leise BS, Burgess BA, Morley PS, Cloninger M, Hassel DM. Concentrations of serum amyloid A and plasma fibrinogen in horses undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). May 2016;26(3):344-51. PubMed PDF

15. Kilcoyne I, Dechant JE, Nieto JE. Comparison of clinical findings and short-term survival between horses with intestinal entrapment in the gastrosplenic ligament and horses with intestinal entrapment in the epiploic foramen. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Sep 15 2016;249(6):660-7. PubMed PDF

16. McConachie E, Giguere S, Barton MH. Scoring System for Multiple Organ Dysfunction in Adult Horses with Acute Surgical Gastrointestinal Disease. J Vet Intern Med. Jul 2016;30(4):1276-83. PubMed PDF

17. Morley PS, Anderson ME, Burgess BA, et al. Report of the third Havemeyer workshop on infection control in equine populations. Equine Vet J. Mar 2013;45(2):131-6. PubMed PDF

18. Pihl TH, Scheepers E, Sanz M, et al. Acute-phase proteins as diagnostic markers in horses with colic. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Sep 2016;26(5):664-74. PubMed PDF

19. Westerman TL, Foster CM, Tornquist SJ, Poulsen KP. Evaluation of serum amyloid A and haptoglobin concentrations as prognostic indicators for horses with colic. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Apr 15 2016;248(8):935-40. PubMed PDF

Immunology/Hemolymphatic

20. Lambert JL, Fernandez NJ, Roy MF. Association of Presence of Band Cells and Toxic Neutrophils with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Outcome in Horses with Acute Disease. J Vet Intern Med. Jul 2016;30(4):1284-92. PubMed PDF

Neonatalogy

21. Sheahan BJ, Wilkins PA, Lascola KM, Martin V, Po E. The area under the curve of L-lactate in neonatal foals from birth to 14 days of age. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Mar-Apr 2016;26(2):305-9. PubMed PDF

Nutrition

22. Harvey SE, Parrott F, Harrison DA, et al. Trial of the route of early nutritional support in critically ill adults. N Engl J Med. Oct 30 2014;371(18):1673-84. PubMed PDF

Renal/Urinary

23. Keir I, Kellum JA. Acute kidney injury in severe sepsis: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Mar-Apr 2015;25(2):200-9. PubMed PDF

Respiratory

24. Papazian L, Forel JM, Gacouin A, et al. Neuromuscular blockers in early acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. Sep 16 2010;363(12):1107-16. PubMed PDF

25. Thompson BT, Chambers RC, Liu KD. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. N Engl J Med. Aug 10 2017;377(6):562-572. PubMed PDF

Sepsis/SIRS/MODS

26. ARISE Investigators , ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, Peake SL, et al. Goal-directed resuscitation for patients with early septic shock. N Engl J Med. Oct 16 2014;371(16):1496-506. PubMed PDF

27. Drewry AM, Ablordeppey EA, Murray ET, et al. Antipyretic Therapy in Critically Ill Septic Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. May 2017;45(5):806-813. PubMed PDF

28. Henning DJ, Carey JR, Oedorf K, et al. The Absence of Fever Is Associated With Higher Mortality and Decreased Antibiotic and IV Fluid Administration in Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. Jun 2017;45(6):e575-e582. PubMed PDF

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