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From: "Kim Hellems"
Date: 2006-07-27 16:37:58 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Ringers Shelf Life?
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An open bag of any kind of fluids should not be kept for more than a week.
This is what we learned in veterinary technology school. The needle size is
more preference than anything else . The larger the size needle, the faster
the fluids will go through. I wouldn't use anything smaller than a 22 Gauge
needle and nothing larger than an 18 G.

The opened bag can be saved and warmed in the microwave for when you need a
hot "water bottle." We used them in the hospital for sick animals or
post-op. Just microwave them for 1-3 minutes depending on the strength of
your microwave.

Kim H., LVT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Debbie Hunton" <>
To: "Ferret Health List" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:15 AM

>I have not been able to find anywhere (although it's quite likely I missed
>it) the shelf life of an open bag of Ringers (sub-q fluid). I used it for

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