PMID: 977Jan 1, 1975

Hyperthermia in the rabbit. II. Studies on influencing respiration with exogenic hyperthermia

Archiv für experimentelle Veterinärmedizin
M NichelmannL Lyhs

Abstract

Rectal temperature, respiratory rate, arterial and venous pH and arterial and venous pCO2 were recorded at intervals of 15-30 minutes in female broiler rabbits exposed an environmental temperature of 35 degrees C, until they died. Respiratory rate and blood pH rose, and pCO2 fell, until a rectal temperature of 42 degrees C was reached. Upon further increase in rectal temperature the respiratory rate and pH began to fall, while pCO2 began to rise. The rabbits died when rectal temperature reached 43 degrees C. Features of respiratory function peculiar to the rabbit were discussed.

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