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Sunburn isnt just uncomfortable. It prevents your body from thermo-regulating through sweat production, which can lead to hyperthermia (extremely elevated body temperature) such as heat stroke. So, in a hot weather scenario, it is very important not to get yourself sunburned. Long sleeves, long trousers and a hat will certainly help, as will avoiding the sun where possible. If you have ever been sunburned, that feeling you get that its way too hot isnt just because of the burn, its because your body cant dump excess heat.
Heat Stroke in Ferrets
Ruth L. Heller, DVM Borderbrook Animal Hospital (724) 327-2200
Mechanisms of heat loss:
Radiation - the loss of body heat to the ambient environment
Conduction - the loss of body heat to a cooler substance touching the body
Convection - the loss of body heat to air or fluid currents moving over the body Evaporation - the loss of body heat through respiration and panting (and sweating to some degree, although this is more convection)
Temporary increases in body temperature can usually be handled by these measures, but as the ambient temperature rises, they lose their effectiveness.
A Brief Overview of Hyperthermia:
As the body temperature rises, the brain tells the body to dissipate heat by increasing cardiac output to increase blood flow to the skin and muscles. Blood flow to the internal organs is decreased to allow the maintenance of normal blood pressure. Continued high body temperatures will result in a number of problems related to this, including stimulation, then depression of the respiratory system, a change in the chemical makeup of the blood, hypoxia (decreased oxygen levels), and then cellular damage as free radicals form in the absence of oxygen. This cellular damage can be irreversible. As the free radicals cause the blood vessels to dilate, hypotension and shock occur.
As heat levels remain high, direct cellular damage is done by the high temperatures. Decreased blood flow results in hypoxia and changes in metabolism. The blood can begin to form microclots in the blood vessels, resulting in even further damage as blood flow is restricted. Multiorgan failure can occur.
Signs of heat stroke can be as mild as excessive panting and weakness or progress through a range of symptoms including muscle cramping, nausea, depression, seizures, coma, and death. An animal may appear to recover from heat stroke only to develop signs of organ failure or other problems a few days to a week later. Kidney failure, liver and gastrointestinal signs, cardiac problems, and DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation) are all possible sequelae, or may even be present during the initial episode. Nervous system damage can occur, as can severe muscle injury.
The amount of damage done to the body depends on two things - how high the core temperature becomes, and the length of time that it is elevated. Fevers are not considered to be heat stroke, as they are rarely at temperatures (105 F or higher) that can cause damage, and are considered an appropriate response to a body’s illness.
Ferrets and Heat:
Ferrets are evolved as cold weather animals. This means that their mechanisms for heat loss are much less efficient than their mechanisms for retaining heat. They cannot sweat, and their fur tends to be dense and to entrap air near the skin, so convection is of very little help to them. Radiation is very inefficient above an ambient temperature of about 80% of their body temperature, so about 80 F. Conduction is of use if there is a cool surface near them, but otherwise useless. And evaporation - panting - is of minimal help due to their small size - there simply isn’t enough surface area for evaporation to be cooling to them at all.
Unfortunately, this all means that ferrets are very susceptible to heat stroke at temperatures above 80 to 85 degrees. A ferret with heat stroke may be very red, or flushed in appearance.
They may be prostrate, glassy-eyed, or even unconscious. Since ferrets with insulinoma may exhibit similar signs, it is important to note the ambient temperature before determining which problem it may be.
Treatment of Heat Stroke:
Since the degree of damage done is dependent on the length of time the temperature is elevated, start cooling the ferret as soon as heat stroke is suspected. While instituting these measures, get to a veterinarian so that further treatment can be begun.
Do NOT immerse the ferret in an ice or cold water bath. This will cause the peripheral blood vessels to constrict and actually make things worse.
Do not cool lower than 103 degrees rectal temperature, as doing so will actually result in hypothermia.
Do not use alcohol or ice packs on the skin.
Do not give subcutaneous fluids unless directed to do so by your vet. They may cause
peripheral blood vessels to constrict.
Use cool or tepid water to wet the skin and hair coat.
Direct a fan toward the animal to increase air flow, which will increase the heat loss as
the water on the skin evaporates.
If the animal is conscious and will drink, small amounts of a cool liquid will be helpful, but
do not force the animal to drink.
Once you are at the veterinarians, an assessment will be made of whether further measures are needed. They may include intravenous fluids, cool water enemas, or other cooling procedures. Drugs to control any cardiac problems will be started. Oxygen therapy should be done to increase the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues, and may require intubation. Bloodwork is needed to determine the function of the kidneys and liver, and will probably need to be repeated depending on the degree of heat stroke suffered. The ferret may need to be hospitalized for some time. Drugs may be needed to protect the gastrointestinal system.
Prevention of Heat Stroke:
First and foremost, air conditioners are wonderful things. If, for any reason, climate control is not possible, the following are some ways to keep your ferrets from suffering heat stroke.
Circulate the air - fans, open windows, etc.
Cool surfaces for them to lie on - bottles of ice in the cage, stone tiles are some
examples. With bottles of ice, be careful to wrap the bottle in cloth to avoid getting the
ferret too cold.
Cool water to drink - bowls allow them to wet themselves (and everything else,
unfortunately!) and many ferrets will drink more from a bowl than from a bottle.
Swimming or cool water baths - a wet ferret is rarely an overheated ferret.
For those who also own other pets, this all applies to them as well, with the exception of temperature. However, I have seen dogs with heat stroke on days where the temperature was not above 85 F, so watch your cats and dogs on hot days as well. Especially watch any animal with heart or respiratory disease, no matter what species they are.
Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?
‘The human brain, […] is a magnificent but jury-rigged device in which newer and more sophisticated structures sit atop a junk heap of prototype brains still used by lower species. At the top of the device are the smartest and most nimble parts: the prefrontal cortex, which thinks and analyzes, and the hippocampus, which makes and holds on to our immediate memories. At the bottom is the basal ganglia, nearly identical to the brains of lizards, controlling voluntary but barely conscious actions.
In situations involving familiar, routine motor skills, the human animal presses the basal ganglia into service as a sort of auxiliary autopilot. When our prefrontal cortex and hippocampus are planning our day on the way to work, the ignorant but efficient basal ganglia is operating the car; that’s why you’ll sometimes find yourself having driven from point A to point B without a clear recollection of the route you took, the turns you made or the scenery you saw.
[…] Stress — either sudden or chronic — can weaken the brain’s higher-functioning centers, making them more susceptible to bullying from the basal ganglia. The same sort of thing play outs in cases involving infant deaths in cars.
“The quality of prior parental care seems to be irrelevant, the important factors that keep showing up involve a combination of stress, emotion, lack of sleep and change in routine, where the basal ganglia is trying to do what it’s supposed to do, and the conscious mind is too weakened to resist. What happens is that the memory circuits in a vulnerable hippocampus literally get overwritten, like with a computer program. Unless the memory circuit is rebooted — such as if the child cries, or, you know, if the wife mentions the child in the back — it can entirely disappear.”’
A very interesting and moving article over at the Washington Post, I highly recommend a read - (x).
Top Tips for Preventing Hyperthermia
- Dial 911 immediately if you see an unattended child in a car. EMS professionals are trained to determine if a child is in trouble.
- Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the window slightly open.
- Place a cell phone, PDA, purse, briefcase, gym bag or whatever is to be carried from the car, on the floor in front of a child in a backseat. This triggers adults to see children when they open the rear door and reach for their belongings.
- Set your cell phone or Blackberry reminder to be sure you dropped your child off at day care.
- Set your computer calendar program, such as Outlook, to ask, “Did you drop off at daycare today?”
- Have a plan that if your child is late for daycare that you will be called within a few minutes. Be especially careful if you change your routine for dropping off little kids at day care.
- Teach children not to play in any vehicle.
- Lock all vehicle doors and trunk after everyone has exited the vehicle – especially at home. Keep keys out of children’s reach. Cars are not playgrounds or babysitters.
- Check vehicles and trunks FIRST if a child goes missing.
so i just read that a temp of over 104f is hyperthermia.... which is very dangerous.
Im pretty sure i probably got above 104 on wednesday. I took my temp. and it was 103.6, after like an hour i decided i should get some dayquil or something. I really just didnt want to get up and i had the chills really bad. I has goose bumps on my entire body, scalp too, for an hour straight. Anyway,when i got up i immediatly got really dizzy, confused, got the spins, and everything was really blurry. It was INSANE. I havent been that sick before. I probably shouldve went to the hospital.
Oh, i wasnt even sneezing, congested, or had a cough. Which i thought was weird. I just had the high fever, migraine, chills, and nausea.