Develop your knowledge and understanding of septic shock in dogs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Canine shock course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of septic shock in dogs, including:
Cause – dysregulated inflammatory response to an infection (bacterial, viral, protozoal or fungal).
Signs – depend on location of the infection, virulence of the organism, co-morbidities of the host as well as age and immunocompetence. SIRS criteria typically consists of tachycardia, tachypnea, hyper/hypothermia.
Treatment – treatment of the infection source, treatment of secondary organ failure/coagulopathy, appropriate and timely antimicrobial administration, intravenous fluid therapy and vasopressors when required.
Prognosis – guarded, worsening as the patient progresses from mild SIRS to progressive systemic inflammation to organ dysfunction and vascular collapse. Associated with high mortality rates.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Canis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.