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Vol. XIII, Week 27 Jul 8, 2024

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How Hot Is It?

Veterinary Voices UK has a good article on dealing with heat stroke. 

Is it true that if we use cold water on heat stroke pets they will go into shock?

One of the most common things we still hear is that we can only use tepid water on a pet with heat stroke, incase they get some complications like hypothermic overshoot, peripheral vasoconstriction hindering a cooling response, and cardiogenic shock...

We have heard not to use cold water in case it causes shock... this rarely happens!

But guess what? In a recent study over 26% of dogs presented with heat stroke died, with flat faced breeds making up nearly half of heat stroke cases seen in the study.

You should:

  • Get someone to call the local veterinary practice and tell them you're going to travel down with a heat stroke patient
  • Pour, hose or if possible immerse the pet in very cold water (this should obviously be done under constant supervision, ensuring the head is fully above water and immersion should not be attempted if the animal is too large, or you are unable to do so without hurting yourself) NB: If using a hose pipe, make sure it has run through until cold, as they can often contain water that is extremely hot in the tubing initially
  • Do not drape in towels and leave them in situ. Keep the cold water flowing.
  • Move to a cool, shaded area
  • Prepare to transport to vets in a cold, air conditioned car

In studies they found that:

  • International consensus from sports medicine organisations supports treating EHS with early rapid cooling by immersing the casualty in cold water.
  • Ice-water immersion has been shown to be highly effective in exertional heat stroke, with a zero fatality rate in large case series of younger, fit patients.
  • Hyperthermic individuals were cooled twice as fast by Cold Water Immersion as by passive recovery.

No complications occurred during the treatment of three older patients with severe heat stroke were treated with cold‐water immersion.

Cold water immersion (CWI) is the preferred cooling modality in EHS guidelines and the optimal method applicable to UK Service Personnel

Studies suggest using either ice-water or cold-water immersion

The best intervention is PREVENTION, but if you find yourself with an animal with heat stroke, using cold water either by pouring, hosing or ideally (if safe) immersion then this may help reduce their temperature to safe levels while you transport to a veterinary practice.

Read more here.



Week 27

This week’s newsletter includes results from:

Backwater Retriever Club (BkwRC) - see full results
Bourbon Hills Retriever Club of Kentucky (BHRCKY) - see full results
Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC) - see full results
Colorado Women's Retriever Club (CWRC) - see full results
Grassy Creek Retriever Club (GCRC) - see full results
Madison Retriever Club (MadRC) - see full results
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (NSDTRC) - see full results

Milestones

HT-Master Passes:
HRCH Fox Island Lance's Ziracuny MH76 (CF, 9.3 yo) owned by Beth Trudel has earned 76 Passes
GRHRCH-UH Hatties Brown Camo MH52 (CLM, 11.1 yo) owned by Michael Dulaney has earned 52 Passes
HRCH Dude's, Shake, Rattle And Roll MH50 (BLM, 9.1 yo) owned by Beth Blair, Molly Boland has earned 50 Passes
GRHRCH Fallen Oak's High Hopes MH26 (BLF, 9.3 yo) owned by Eric Teson has earned 26 Passes
GRHRCH Outlaw On The Rise MH26 (BLF, 6.2 yo) owned by Amber Everett has earned 26 Passes
HRCH-UH Dartmoor's Brown Eye Daisy MH25 (CLF, 7.1 yo) owned by Jennie Silverstein, Scott Silverstein has earned 25 Passes
Marsh-mutt's Pintail Pete MH25 (BLM, 5.6 yo) owned by Chris Cornelius has earned 25 Passes
HRCH Prairie Dancer's Hold My Beer MH25 (CLF, 7.1 yo) owned by Rich Henderson has earned 25 Passes
CH She's Eastbound And Down MH25 (CF, 7.2 yo) owned by Tiffany Mcghin has earned 25 Passes
Washita's Slicki Nicki MH25 (CLF, 7.2 yo) owned by Jeff Chesnut has earned 25 Passes


Straight Passes to Earn Initial MH,SH, or JH Title

6 dogs earned their MH in Straight Initial Passes

Annies Maximum Star Boomer MH (BLM, 2.1 yo), owned by Brad Kimpling, earned its MH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)
Gwk's Brown Eyed Handsome Man MH (YLM, 3.9 yo), owned by David Lloyd, earned its MH title in straight initial passes at Grassy Creek Retriever Club (GCRC)
Prospering Reign Of Hrk MH (CLM, 3.2 yo), owned by Brody Whitman, earned its MH title in straight initial passes at Grassy Creek Retriever Club (GCRC)
HRCH Bcr's Train Station Road Warrior MH (YLM, 2.9 yo), owned by Grant Edgecombe, earned its MH title in straight initial passes at Colorado Women's Retriever Club (CWRC)
Vella's Little Vagabond MH (YLM, 2.5 yo), owned by Chris George, earned its MH title in straight initial passes at Colorado Women's Retriever Club (CWRC)
HRCH Fatcitys Drunkin Otis Campbell MH (BLM, 3.3 yo), owned by Jeff Cashell, earned its MH title in straight initial passes at Colorado Women's Retriever Club (CWRC)

7 dogs earned their SH in Straight Initial Passes

Bittersweet's Stormy Weather SH (CLF, 4.1 yo), owned by Susan Brownell, earned its SH title in straight initial passes at Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (NSDTRC)
Kienholz's Napolean King Of The Wild West SH (CLF, 2.1 yo), owned by David Kienholz, earned its SH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)
Kienholz's Preachers Daughter Splitting Catails SH (CLF, 2.2 yo), owned by David Kienholz, earned its SH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)
Lone Duck's In Between The Beacons SH (BLF, 2 yo), owned by Justin Hester, earned its SH title in straight initial passes at Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (NSDTRC)
Rockycreek Pride And Joy SH (YLF, 3.3 yo), owned by Steve Bakios, earned its SH title in straight initial passes at Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (NSDTRC)
Topbrass Touchdown SH (GM, 3.3 yo), owned by Heidi Wittmer, earned its SH title in straight initial passes at Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (NSDTRC)
Twin Rivers Grand Finnale SH (BLM, 2.3 yo), owned by Doug Radloff, earned its SH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)

7 dogs earned their JH in Straight Initial Passes

Francalia's Benelli Blue JH (GM, 3.6 yo), owned by Kerry Sweeney, Sean Sweeney, earned its JH title in straight initial passes at Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (NSDTRC)
Moose Molle JH (CLM, 1.4 yo), owned by Justin Molle, Katelyn Schmidt, earned its JH title in straight initial passes at Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (NSDTRC)
Autumn's Flight Trapper JH (YLF, 4 yo), owned by Joe Kleaver, earned its JH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)
Lucy Lu-ann JH (YLF, 1.3 yo), owned by Cherie Salo, earned its JH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)
Pc's Hotfoot Jammin Josie JH (BLF, 1.9 yo), owned by Brianna Hess, earned its JH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)
Ruger Roman Riha Fcl JH (YLM, 0.9 yo), owned by Jason Riha, earned its JH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)
Twin Rivers Denali JH (YLF, 1.5 yo), owned by Doug Radloff, earned its JH title in straight initial passes at Coastal Bend Retriever Club (CBRC)

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