Dehydration - Updated 1-3-2016

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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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
     
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