Develop your knowledge and understanding of hyperthermia 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 hyperthermia in dogs, including:
Cause – heat production exceeds heat loss.
Signs – variable based on severity and duration but can include altered mentation, hyperdynamic state and tachypnea with progression to collapse, hypotension and evidence of multi-organ involvement.
Diagnosis – based on history, physical examination (NB temperature may be normal depending on owner care). Baseline blood tests may determine development of secondary organ injury or underlying disease process.
Treatment – focuses on active coding.
Prevention – minimize environmental risk factors, exposure to triggers control underlying disease.
Prognosis – dependent on severity and duration of underlying cause.
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 30 minutes of CPD.