Sports Medicine

Turning Up the Heat - Effects of Work On Physiologic Variables, Core and Peripheral Temperatures in Working Dogs

Sheilah A Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DECVAA, DACVA, MRCVS College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2012 Small Animal

In the last 15 years, working dogs have achieved new prominence in the United States and abroad; performing a wide variety of tasks. These dogs have been highly visible in search and rescue operations in Oklahoma and at the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. Working dogs are also used for the detection of drugs and explosives and for security and suspect apprehension. These tasks have led them to Afghanistan and Iraq as part of the war effort, countries which are notoriously hot during the...

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