Dehydration - Updated 1-3-2016

Lozuufy

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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!
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casportpony

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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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