From Norecopa Wiki
Revision as of 15:19, 14 March 2022 by AS191219 (talk | contribs) (Created page)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

I'm drafting assessment criteria and actions for dehydration in rats and mice. I would like your opinion on:

- Any sign of slow return of raised skin = 5% dehydration -> oral or parenteral fluid administration

- Skin tenting = 10% dehydration = parenteral fluid administration + contact Designated Veterinarian (DV)

- Pronounced skin tenting / sunken eyes / listlessness = 15% + dehydration = contact DV to consider whether to treat or to euthanasia.

Here are some references:

What I found helpful is that weight loss should also be associated with dehydration, so I would consider it in the checkpoints.

Also, I would add the amount/type for fluid replacement (I concluded to 0.1-0.2ml LR/10gr sc).

You can also consider adding more accessible water/hydrogels.