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KRUUSE Equine Equipment Fluid Therapy and Blood Transfusion | 5 - 38 EQUIVET Enteral Fluid Therapy Cat. No Pk. size EQUIVET enteral fluid therapy starter kit 230695 1 EQUIVET Superior stomach tube for foal with connector 190278 1 EQUIVET Large Bore IV set with connector 230689 1 EQUIVET strap for enteral fluid therapy 230697 1 Spare Infusor plastic bottle 5 l, sterile, 8/pk 230520 1 Rubber washer for Infusor bottle 230522 1 EQUIVET Muzzle small 210303 1 EQUIVET Muzzle medium 210304 1 EQUIVET Muzzle large 210305 1 Cat. No Pk. size 230696 1 Enteral fluid therapy of a balanced electrolyte solution may be useful and a good alternative to IV fluid therapy in horses with large colon impactions, diarrhoea and some dorsal displacements. The EQUIVET Enteral Fluid Therapy Starter Kit makes it very easy to get started. Every component needed is in the kit. The balanced electrolyte solution is administered at 5 L/h through a modified EQUIVET Stomach Tube (9 x 2600mm). The stomach tube is kept in place with an EQUIVET muzzle (3 sizes) together with two Velcro straps. The stomach tube is connected to a modified EQUIVET Large Bore IV Administration set which again connect to two collapsable Infusor Combi-set Bottles (5 L). Each pouch contains the correct electrolytes for 5 L of water. The electrolyte pouch is simply added to the Combi-set bottle which is then filled with tap water. The Starter Kit contains: 1 x modified EQUIVET Stomach Tube (9 x 2600mm) 3 x EQUIVET muzzle in 3 sizes 2 x Velcro straps 1 x modified EQUIVET Large Bore IV Administration set 2 x Infusor Combi-set bottles 5 l 1 x EQUIVET Electrolytes for Enteral Fluid (box of 36 pouches) Nasogastric fluids are more effective than intravenous fluids for large colon impactions. For many horses, nasogastric fluids are far more cost effective than intravenous fluids and can be used except when there is intestinal blockage or marked hypovolaemia. The Kruuse system allows constant delivery of nasogastric fluids. This is more physiological than intermittent boluses, allows greater volumes to be delivered and avoids problems such as colic, that can be seen when several litres are put into the stomach quickly. The Kruuse system has proved to be invaluable in our management of many horses. Kevin Corley BVM&S BSc(Vet Sc) MS PhD DACVIM DECEIM DACVECC MRCVS RCVS recognised specialist in Equine Internal Medicine VCI recognised specialist in Equine Medicine and Critical Care www.kruuse.com EQUIVET Electrolytes Each pouch contains the correct electrolytes for 5 l of tap water. Can also be added to feed as dry mix. Usefull post exercise/competition. A pouch contains following ingredients: 26.35 g of NaCl 1.85 g of KCl 18.9 g of NaHCO3. EQUIVET electrolytes, 36 pouches