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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2011, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 393) Last page : ( 394)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Heat Stroke in Dogs and its management – A report of Two cases

Roy Rajeeb K.1, Israni Ravi2Assistant Director, Kayastha Trishna B.3, Sudan Vikrant4, Patyal Anil5

Apollo College of Veterinary Medicine, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Agra Road, Jaipur-302031 (Rajasthan)

1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

2Regional Veterinary Biological Unit, Jaipur

3Department of Animal Nutrition

4Department of Veterinary Parasitology

5Department of Veterinary Public Health

Online published on 24 January, 2012.

Abstract

Amongst the companion animals, occurrence of heat stroke has been a commonly encountered ailment, especially during spontaneous exposure to high fluctuation in ambient temperature during summer. Two heat stroke affected adult dogs aged 10 and 3 years respectively were presented with clinical history of abruptly developing unforeseen clinical signs viz. exceptionally higher temperature (103.5 and 110°F), tachycardia, excessively short by quick breathing, drooling of saliva, dilated pupil and hypermic eyes. Predisposing factors, breed susceptibility have been discussed. Treatment includes intravenous supplementation of Normal saline, Vitamin B1, antibiotics and steroids.

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Keywords

Brachycephalic breed, comatose condition, heat stroke, mesaticephalic breed.

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