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Dehydration - Updated 1-3-2016

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I thought this was helpful

 

http://redcreekwildlifecenter.com/wcc.pdf

 

-Kathy


Edited by casportpony - 12/26/15 at 1:26pm
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Thanks for posting this! I'm trying to learn as much as I can and I love reading the things you post, so much good info! :)

 

Merry Christmas too!

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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% of Dehydration Clinical Signs in Birds and Reptiles

< 5%

  • Not detectable

 

5% - 6%

  • Subtle loss of skin elasticity
  • Tenting of skin

 

7% - 10%

  • Loss of brightness around eyes
  • Slow upper eye-lid turgor
  • Dry, ropy mucous membranes
  • Thick, pasty urates.

 

10% - 12%

  • Tented skin stands in place
  • Muddy color to scales of feet, cool extremities
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Rapid heart rate Depressed
  • No urates at all

 

12% - 15%

  • Definite signs of shock, extreme depression
  • Near death 

 

Source: http://www.ncwildliferehab.org/conf2012/Handouts/FluidTherapy

 

-Kathy


Edited by casportpony - 12/26/15 at 10:12am
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