A case of heatstroke in an English Bulldog
"Sunny", a 1 year old intact female English Bulldog presented to the Cornell University Hosptial for Animals on July 21, 2005 with a chief complaint of heatstroke. Earlier in the dogs, Sunny was being walked by her owners when she collapsed with signs of respiratory distress. The owners reported that Sunny was "warm to the touch." They attempted to decrease her temperature with cold water baths, and transported her to the referring veterinarian. Upon presentation, Sunny was non-responsive, her temperature was 104.5 degree Fahrenheit, her mean arterial pressure was 50 mm Hg, and she was cyanotic. After vomiting frank blood, she was anesthetized with ketamine and valium, intubated, and administered dexamethasone and a shock bolus of isotonic crystalloids intravenously. While intubated, Sunny regained consciousness and began struggling and chewing her endotracheal tube. She was re-induced, and then transported to Cornell while receiving an intravenous infusion of propofol.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2006 E24
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