CASE REPORT AND CLINICAL REVIEW
False hyperchloraemia in a dog secondary to ingestion of horse feed supplemented with potassium bromide
Article first published online: 26 JUL 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Australian Veterinary Journal © 2013 Australian Veterinary Association
Australian Veterinary Journal
Volume 91, Issue 8, pages 320–322, August 2013
How to Cite
Peacock, R. and Smart, L. (2013), False hyperchloraemia in a dog secondary to ingestion of horse feed supplemented with potassium bromide. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91: 320–322. doi: 10.1111/avj.12079
- Issue published online: 26 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 26 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 JAN 2013
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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.
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 23.6 mmol/L. The dog recovered uneventfully.
This case report highlights the importance of knowing common interferents of chemical analysis techniques.