Develop your knowledge and understanding of heat stroke in dogs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Canine hyperthermia course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of heat stroke in dogs, including:
Cause – inadequate heat dissipation after exposure to excessively increase ambient temperature and/or overexertion.
Signs – hyerdynamic state (injected mucous membranes, hyperdynamic pulses, tachycardia), panting, vomiting or diarrhea, bleeding tendencies, CNS signs ranging from obtundation to coma and death.
Diagnosis – supportive history, elevated body temperature (if not cooled prior to presentation or in shock), development of multiple organ dysfunction (including acute kidney injury (AKI) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and encephalopathic state).
Treatment – active cooling (generally to 39.4°C/103°F) and supportive therapies to prevent and treat systemic consequences.
Prognosis – guarded if prolonged hyperthermia.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Canis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.