Effect of plasma volume on thermoregulation in the dog
Panting thresholds, plasma volume (PV) changes and cardiac filling pressure were studied during thermal dehydration in control, water deprived (WD) and hypovolemic (PEG) dogs. WD and PEG dogs showed a delayed panting threshold, apparently due to hypovolevoia. Initiation of heat stress however resulted in a transient plasma expansion in all dogs. Cardiac filling pressure did not change.
Key wordsHeat stress Hypohydration Panting threshold Plasma volume Cardiac filling pressure
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