Blood-gas analysis can provide valuable insight into the acid-base changes taking place in disease processes of animals. Selection of appropriate treatment depends upon an understanding of expected changes. It must be emphasized that alterations in blood chemistry reflect changes brought about by some underlying primary pathological condition toward which treatment must be first and foremost directed.
Hagemoser, W. A. and Löfstedt, J.
"Clinical Pathology Review: Bovine Blood Gas Analysis,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 43
, Article 2.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol43/iss1/2