STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH THE HEAT IN COMPETITION HORSES

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH THE HEAT IN COMPETITION HORSES"

Transcription

1 STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH THE HEAT IN COMPETITION HORSES The Normal Horse Heart Rate: bpm Respiratory Rate: 8-16 bpm Dr Anushka Chaku BSc BVMS MANCVS Temperature: C Membrane colour: pink, moist, refill time <2s Helping Your Horse in the Heat Environment: Good Ventilation Avoid respiratory problems & airway stress Diet: Low Heat Feed Minimize hindgut fermentation Processed or micro-ionised grains Fats Wet feed Add Salts 40-60g during competition Helping Your Horse in the Heat CONDITIONING! Builds circulatory & respiratory systems Improved muscle circulation = Improved oxygenation Improved waste removal Interval training improves: Fitness Muscular endurance Handling of physical & mental stress

2 Conditioning Continued... Heat Generation in the Body Thorough warm up Improves muscle perfusion = Oxygenation & Waste Removal Acclimatise the horse to heat Graduated programs Reduce the intensity and duration Active cool down Movement facilitates evaporation Maintenance of blood supply to muscle How Does it All Connect? Muscles & Nerves require a balance of ions to function normally Sodium (Na + ) Chloride (Cl - ) Potassium (K + ) Calcium (Ca ++ ) Magnesium (Mg + ) Importance of Sweat Large ability to sweat 2x ability of humans Heat loss via sweat =65% Heat loss via airway = 25% Evaporative Cooling Like an air conditioner Heat transported away from core In humid conditions Reduced effectiveness of sweating respiratory effort

3 Importance of Sweat Horse sweat VERY SALTY Loss of important salts for muscle and & nerve function Na + Cl - Increase loss of salts with: body temperature intensity of exercise heat and humidity High volume body water loss 10-15L/h exercise = measurable loss ions Total fluid loss up to 8-25L With prolonged moderate exercise: Continued losses next morning (up to 3-12L) Electrolyte Loss oor Electrolyte management may lead to: Poor Tissue Perfusion Lactic acidosis Muscle spasm & Tying up Thumps Metabolic alkalosis Arrhythmias Gastrointestinal stasis Kidney dysfunction Effect of Body Type Larger horses: Reduced skin surface area : Body mass = Less evaporative capabilities Increased muscle mass = heat generation Fat = Insulation Colour Lighter horses reflect more heat Factors Affecting Heat Stress Outside temperature Relative humidity Hydration status Electrolyte depletion Fitness of the horse Movement Surface area : Body mass ratio History of Anhidrosis

4 What is Heat Stress? Signs of Heat Stress Profuse sweating No sweating (ANHIDROSIS) Skin dry and hot Suboptimal performance Rapid Respiratory Rate > 20bpm Rapid Heart Rate > 50bpm Rectal temp >39 C Poor membrane colour and refill Signs of Heat Stress Poor skin elasticity Diarrhoea Colic Fatigue Muscle tremors & Tying up Nervousness Kicking out with hind end Central nervous system very susceptible high body temperatures Convulsions & collapase Management Alternate: Sponging with cold water Scrape Walk airflow facilitates evaporation & dilation of skin capillaries Active cooling Keep horse walking between sponging Use fans to enhance evaporation Especially in humid environments Encourage horse to drink Offer plain H 2 O and electrolytes Shade

5 Examples Of Cooling Aggressive Cooling Vet Checking 4* CCI Temperature: C HR: bpm Evaluate horses for signs of distress Horses checked every 5 minutes Make sure heart rate & temp Horses released once: HR <60 bpm Temperature < 39 C Pass soundness check Strategies to Minimise Heat Stress Ensure the horse is well hydrated before work Administer and electrolyte solution before work Offer water at same time If hot and dry: Pre-cool before work Starts evaporation early Delays onset of sweating and body water loss Warm up in shade After work Aggressive cooling until body temperature down to 38 C

6 DONT S Do not believe: If the horse doesn t sweat that it is fit Do not restrict water intake Do not put cold sheets or towels on horses back Increase heat retention Do not force horse to remain stationary post effort Anhidrosis Also known as: Drycoat Non-sweating syndrome The puffs No age or sex breed predisposition Inherited component Horses exposed to: Constant humidity and high temperatures May lead to insensitivity of sweat glands Up to 25% horses in heat affected Anhidrosis Sweat patches only at mane and tail Hair loss around face Scurfy and inelastic skin Core temperature dramatically Marked in respiratory rate Respiratory alkalosis Physical confusion Burning sensation Loss of conciousness FEI Regulated Competition FEI standards: Provision of veterinarians Cooling facilities Unlimited ice Wash bays Misting fans Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Index used = COMFORT INDEX Composite temperature Temperature Humidity Wind speed Solar radiation Events discourage when WBGT over 33

7 Equestrian WA New policy submission for events during hot weather Change time of year of event or, Change time of day: Between 7am 11am & after 5pm Reduction of effort Distance or jumping efforts Increase education If event held between 11am 5pm when WBGT highest Provision of FEI standard cooling facilities Wash bays Free ice Shade Dr Anushka Chaku Bullsbrook Veterinary Clinic Phone:

Hot Weather Policy. Effective 7 September 2012

Hot Weather Policy. Effective 7 September 2012 Hot Weather Policy Effective 7 September 2012 ENDORSED BY THE EA NATIONAL BOARD: 6 September 2012 1 Published by: Prepared by: Equestrian Australia Limited (EA) Equestrian Australia Limited Equestrian

More information

DUBAL Beat the Heat. Prevention Method

DUBAL Beat the Heat. Prevention Method DUBAL Beat the Heat Prevention Method Introduction The body is required to get rid of excess heat to maintain a constant internal temperature (37 C) The body s s best mechanism for removing any excess

More information

Heat Production and Loss. Environmental Emergencies. Heat Regulation. Body Temperature Ranges. Focused Assessment: Your Patient: Heat Production

Heat Production and Loss. Environmental Emergencies. Heat Regulation. Body Temperature Ranges. Focused Assessment: Your Patient: Heat Production Heat Production and Loss Environmental Emergencies Messing with Mother Nature Heat Production Basal Metabolism processes in the body that generate heat through nominal functions Activity, fever, metabolic

More information

Racing New South Wales RACING IN HOT WEATHER POLICY

Racing New South Wales RACING IN HOT WEATHER POLICY Racing New South Wales RACING IN HOT WEATHER POLICY Approved and Endorsed by Racing NSW Board 23 February 2009 1 RACING NSW RACING IN HOT WEATHER OFFICIAL POLICY HORSES AND RIDERS This policy is in place

More information

Heat Stress/Flag Condition Training

Heat Stress/Flag Condition Training Heat Stress/Flag Condition Training Heat stress Heat stress is the buildup of heat to the point where the body s thermostat has difficulty maintaining normal internal body temperature. When the body is

More information

Protecting Yourself from. Heat Stress

Protecting Yourself from. Heat Stress Fast Facts Heat stress, from exertion or hot environments, places workers at risk for illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, or heat cramps. Heat Stroke A condition that occurs when the body becomes

More information

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Heat Stress. managing the risk

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Heat Stress. managing the risk Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Heat Stress managing the risk What is heat stress? Heat stress occurs when heat is absorbed from the environment faster than the body can get rid of it. The resulting

More information

Chapter 12. Temperature Regulation. Temperature Regulation. Heat Balance. An Overview of Heat Balance. Temperature Regulation. Temperature Regulation

Chapter 12. Temperature Regulation. Temperature Regulation. Heat Balance. An Overview of Heat Balance. Temperature Regulation. Temperature Regulation Chapter 12 Body core temperature regulation Critical for: Cellular structures Metabolic pathways Too high Protein structure of cells destroyed Too low Slowed metabolism Cardiac arrhythmias Homeothermic

More information

Altitude. Thermoregulation & Extreme Environments. The Stress of Altitude. Reduced PO 2. O 2 Transport Cascade. Oxygen loading at altitude:

Altitude. Thermoregulation & Extreme Environments. The Stress of Altitude. Reduced PO 2. O 2 Transport Cascade. Oxygen loading at altitude: Altitude Thermoregulation & Extreme Environments Reduced PO 2 The Stress of Altitude O 2 Transport Cascade Progressive change in environments oxygen pressure & various body areas Oxygen loading at altitude:

More information

MINI - COURSE On TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN THE NEWBORN

MINI - COURSE On TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN THE NEWBORN MINI - COURSE On TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN THE NEWBORN Instructions: Read each sheet and answer any questions as honestly as possible The first sheets have four questions to allow you to give your thoughts

More information

Keeping Our State Active

Keeping Our State Active Policy number S 002/14 Version 1 Drafted by Dean Russell Approved by Board on 10/07/14 Responsible person Sport Manager Tournament Manager Scheduled review date 01/06/15 INTRODUCTION HOT WEATHER POLICY

More information

Heat Illnesses. Common Heat Rash Sites

Heat Illnesses. Common Heat Rash Sites Heat Illnesses Introduction Heat illnesses happen when the body becomes too hot and cannot cool itself. There are several different types of heat-related illnesses. This includes heat cramps, heat exhaustion,

More information

Heat Stress: Defining, Evaluating and Preventing. Glenn E. Lamson CIH OSHA Health Response Team 2012 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference

Heat Stress: Defining, Evaluating and Preventing. Glenn E. Lamson CIH OSHA Health Response Team 2012 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference Heat Stress: Defining, Evaluating and Preventing Glenn E. Lamson CIH OSHA Health Response Team 2012 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference Defining Heat Stress The net heat load that a worker is exposed to from

More information

Okolona Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure

Okolona Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure Page 1 of 6 October 1, 2011 New Operational Purpose: This policy will govern the type of training, the environment, gear to be used for training, and outside non-emergency activities for the Okolona Fire

More information

Fact Sheet: Working in hot temperatures

Fact Sheet: Working in hot temperatures Fact Sheet: Working in hot temperatures Why is working in the heat bad for your health? Human beings need to maintain a constant body temperature if they are to stay healthy. Working in high temperatures

More information

Dennis Lunn, Ruminant Nutritionist Shur-Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc.

Dennis Lunn, Ruminant Nutritionist Shur-Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc. MANAGING HEAT STRESS IN BEEF CATTLE Dennis Lunn, Ruminant Nutritionist Shur-Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc. MANAGING HEAT STRESS IN BEEF CATTLE Dennis Lunn, Ruminant Nutritionist Shur-Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc.

More information

GHSA Heat Guidelines. Jeff Hopp, ATC, LAT Head Athletic Trainer, Marietta High School May 30, 2013

GHSA Heat Guidelines. Jeff Hopp, ATC, LAT Head Athletic Trainer, Marietta High School May 30, 2013 GHSA Heat Guidelines Jeff Hopp, ATC, LAT Head Athletic Trainer, Marietta High School May 30, 2013 Exertional Heat Illnesses Heat Cramps muscle cramping, fatigued, sweating Heat Syncope pale, lightheaded,

More information

2. When temperature and wind chill falls below 35 degrees including the wind chill, students, are kept indoors.

2. When temperature and wind chill falls below 35 degrees including the wind chill, students, are kept indoors. Weather /Environmental Guidelines Time spent outdoors is an important part of the school day. It is difficult to set guidelines that fit every circumstance and condition in regards to outside activities.

More information

Heat Illness Prevention Program

Heat Illness Prevention Program I. Policy Heat Illness Prevention Program Responsible Executive: Vice President for Administration and Finance Responsible Office: Environmental Health and Instructional Safety Originally Issued: February

More information

Heat-Related Disorders

Heat-Related Disorders Heat-Related Disorders Exposure to the combination of external heat stress and the inability to dissipate metabolically generated heat can lead to three heat-related disorders (see figure 2): Heat cramps

More information

Questions on The Nervous System and Gas Exchange

Questions on The Nervous System and Gas Exchange Name: Questions on The Nervous System and Gas Exchange Directions: The following questions are taken from previous IB Final Papers on Topics 6.4 (Gas Exchange) and 6.5 (Nerves, hormones and homeostasis).

More information

PRINCE GEORGE S COUNTY, MARYLAND FIRE/EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT GENERAL ORDER

PRINCE GEORGE S COUNTY, MARYLAND FIRE/EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT GENERAL ORDER General Order Number: 05-16 Effective Date: January 2010 Division: Emergency Medical Chapter: Emergency Incident Rehabilitation By Order of the Fire Chief: Marc S. Bashoor Revision Date: N/A POLICY This

More information

Heat Illness Prevention Program

Heat Illness Prevention Program Heat Illness Prevention Program I. Policy Employees working in outdoor places of employment or in other areas at times when the environmental risk factors for heat illness are present, are at risk for

More information

FISD ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT COLD WEATHER GUIDELINES

FISD ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT COLD WEATHER GUIDELINES FISD ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT COLD WEATHER GUIDELINES Cold exposure can be uncomfortable, impair performance and even become life threatening. Conditions created by cold exposure include frostbite and hypothermia.

More information

Chapter 16 Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

Chapter 16 Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Division 05 Emergency Medical March 2009 PO LICY This General Order establishes specific, mandatory procedures and responsibilities developed in accordance with NFPA 1584: Standard on the Rehabilitation

More information

FIRST PRESENTATION Heat; Humidity; Performance. May 1 st and 2 nd Furman University

FIRST PRESENTATION Heat; Humidity; Performance. May 1 st and 2 nd Furman University FIRST PRESENTATION Heat; Humidity; Performance May 1 st and 2 nd Furman University Brain s Main Concerns ph: Blood s Acidity Level Osmolarity: Concentration of Particles in Blood Blood Glucose: Brain s

More information

HEAT STRESS PROGRAM Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

HEAT STRESS PROGRAM Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology HEAT STRESS PROGRAM Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Table of Contents SECTION 1.0 Purpose 2.0 Regulatory Reference 3.0 Scope 4.0 Elements of the Program 5.0 Responsibility 6.0 Training and Recordkeeping

More information

Date Issued: Page No.: Document No.: August 2002 1 SOP-Safety-01. 3.0 Working in Hot Environments

Date Issued: Page No.: Document No.: August 2002 1 SOP-Safety-01. 3.0 Working in Hot Environments August 2002 1 SOP-Safety-01 1. Introduction: The Environmental Health & Safety Standard Operating Procedure for working in hot environments was developed by the Department of Environmental Health & Safety

More information

HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS AND STUDENT ATHLETES. Diana L. Malone, Ph.D. Training & Consultation Coordinator

HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS AND STUDENT ATHLETES. Diana L. Malone, Ph.D. Training & Consultation Coordinator HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS AND STUDENT ATHLETES Diana L. Malone, Ph.D. Training & Consultation Coordinator HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS Objectives: Factors that create HRI Stages of HRI Care Basic First Aid Protecting

More information

MEDICAL GUIDANCE Competition in Hot and Humid Environments

MEDICAL GUIDANCE Competition in Hot and Humid Environments MEDICAL GUIDANCE Competition in Hot and Humid Environments CONTENTS 1 Introduction... 2 2 Physiological considerations... 2 3 Physical Performance... 4 4 Medical considerations... 5 5 Preventing Heat Illness:

More information

Failure and shutdown of the body s thermoregulatory system Heat is generated by muscle exercise which is unable to be dissipated into the environment

Failure and shutdown of the body s thermoregulatory system Heat is generated by muscle exercise which is unable to be dissipated into the environment ASEP Successful Coaching Webinar Series Combating Heat- related Illnesses Presenter: John Storsved, HSD, ATC August 11, 2010 Combating Heat Related Illness Wednesday August 11, 2010 John Storsved HSD,

More information

advanced military training in hot weather such as ABN / Ranger School or ROTC camp.

advanced military training in hot weather such as ABN / Ranger School or ROTC camp. Individual Guidance for Heat Acclimatization This heat acclimatization guidance is for those soldiers who will be attending strenuous advanced military training in hot weather such as ABN / Ranger School

More information

Heat Stress Training

Heat Stress Training Heat Stress Training Agenda 1. What is Heat Stress - The Physiology - Heat Exhaustion (Symptoms and First Aid) - Heat Stroke (Symptoms and First Aid) - Other Conditions associated with Heat Stress 2. Who

More information

EXTREME HEAT OR COLD

EXTREME HEAT OR COLD Responsibility Never hesitate to call 911 Life Safety is most important! It is the responsibility of every individual to learn to recognize the warning signs of a medical emergency. Warning Signs and Symptoms

More information

Hot Weather Guidelines

Hot Weather Guidelines Hot Weather Guidelines Updated: July 0 Review date: July 011 SOFTBALL AUSTRALIA LIMITED ACN 09 11 31 Level 1 I Suite I 73 Wellington Street I Collingwood VIC 30 I Australia t: +1 3 917 00 I f: +1 3 917

More information

Policy # 7-A Effective Date: 6/1/2012 Pages: 8. San Diego County Operational Area. Rehabilitation

Policy # 7-A Effective Date: 6/1/2012 Pages: 8. San Diego County Operational Area. Rehabilitation San Diego County Operational Area Rehabilitation Policy # 7-A Effective Date: 6/1/2012 Pages: 8 Purpose: This guideline provides the San Diego County Operational Area procedures for fire personnel rehabilitation

More information

Water It s Crucial Role in Health. By: James L. Holly, MD

Water It s Crucial Role in Health. By: James L. Holly, MD Water It s Crucial Role in Health By: James L. Holly, MD After a two week hiatus, we return to our series entitled, Aging Well. It is often the case that in health we become so infatuated with the exotic,

More information

Heat Stress Prevention

Heat Stress Prevention Heat Stress Prevention Purpose The following information has been collected from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The purpose of this program is to provide guidance for

More information

Body Heat and Temperature Regulation

Body Heat and Temperature Regulation LECTURE 8 Body Heat and Temperature Regulation Homeotherm- warm blooded (mammals and birds) Poikilotherm- cold blooded (reptiles and amphibians) I. Body Temperature (Reece Table 11.1 p 335) A. Gradients

More information

Firefighter Rehabilitation. by Sandra Stoeckel RN,CEN,AEMT-P, Firefighter

Firefighter Rehabilitation. by Sandra Stoeckel RN,CEN,AEMT-P, Firefighter Firefighter Rehabilitation by Sandra Stoeckel RN,CEN,AEMT-P, Firefighter Goals We will discuss the need for firefighter rehab A review of the necessary components to a rehab area A discussion of the steps

More information

EXTREME HEAT/HUMIDEX ADVISORY FACT SHEET

EXTREME HEAT/HUMIDEX ADVISORY FACT SHEET EXTREME HEAT/HUMIDEX ADVISORY FACT SHEET While it is important to enjoy the outdoors during Canadian summers, it is also essential to keep in mind that periods of extreme heat and humidex events may cause

More information

GREYHOUND RACING & WELFARE - HOT WEATHER POLICY & GUIDELINES

GREYHOUND RACING & WELFARE - HOT WEATHER POLICY & GUIDELINES Policy adopted by the Board of Greyhound Racing Victoria on 24 December 2015 to take effect from 26 December 2015. 1. Introduction The safety and welfare of greyhounds is of paramount concern for Greyhound

More information

HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PLAN FOR SUTTER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PLAN FOR SUTTER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PLAN FOR SUTTER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Purpose... 1 2.0 Heat Illness Prevention... 2 2.1 Heat Stroke... 2 2.2 Heat Exhaustion... 2 2.3 Heat Cramps...

More information

FIREGROUND REHAB PROCEDURES

FIREGROUND REHAB PROCEDURES FIREGROUND REHAB PROCEDURES The University of Pittsburgh Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab created these procedures as a guideline. Obtain approval from the local medical director before implementation.

More information

DRI Heat Stress Fact Sheet

DRI Heat Stress Fact Sheet Introduction As a reminder to employees who work outside during hot weather, be mindful of the hazards this presents. High temperatures and humidity (generally not an issue in Nevada, but be mindful that

More information

1.0 Purpose, Applicability, and Scope

1.0 Purpose, Applicability, and Scope Policy Subject: Heat Stress Guidelines Effective Date: 8/1/2011 Area Affected: All students, faculty and staff who work in hot environments Contact Information: Policy Owner: Environmental Health and Safety

More information

Chapter 10 Thermal Stress

Chapter 10 Thermal Stress Chapter 10 Thermal Stress Heat stress Working in hot conditions puts stress on our body's cooling system. When the heat is combined with other stresses such as physical labor, loss of fluids, fatigue or

More information

Heat-Related Health Impact and Public Health in Thailand: Gaps and Suggestions

Heat-Related Health Impact and Public Health in Thailand: Gaps and Suggestions Heat-Related Health Impact and Public Health in Thailand: Gaps and Suggestions Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phongtape Wiwatanadate LL.B., M.D., Ph.D. Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Chiang Mai

More information

TakE Care in Hot & Cold Weather

TakE Care in Hot & Cold Weather www.coned.com TakE Care in Hot & Cold Weather Preventing Hyperthermia and Hypothermia When it s Too Hot! Beating the heat is as much a part of summer as baseball and hot dogs. City residents are particularly

More information

Dr.Karima Elshamy Faculty of Nursing Mansoura University Egypt

Dr.Karima Elshamy Faculty of Nursing Mansoura University Egypt Body Temperature ١ Dr.Karima Elshamy Faculty of Nursing Mansoura University Egypt ٢ Learning objectives: At the end of this lecture the student should be able to: Define body temperature. Identify sites

More information

Introduction to Body Fluids

Introduction to Body Fluids Introduction to Body Fluids Graphics are used with permission of: Pearson Education Inc., publishing as Benjamin Cummings (http://www.aw-bc.com) Page 1: Introduction to Body Fluids The fluids in your body

More information

HEAT STRESS IN AVIATION

HEAT STRESS IN AVIATION HEAT STRESS IN AVIATION Dr Graham Bates INTRODUCTION It is generally agreed that man s adaptations to the heat are well developed, conversely when naked in the cold his physiological adjustment very poor.

More information

PAGE 1 OF 5 ISSUED: JULY 07, 2010 REVISED:

PAGE 1 OF 5 ISSUED: JULY 07, 2010 REVISED: HALIFAX FIRE DEPARTMENT R&R ARTICLE 21 HOT WEATHER OPERATIONS GUILDLINES PAGE 1 OF 5 ISSUED: JULY 07, 2010 REVISED: Purpose This policy provides a method of action to guide firefighting personnel in the

More information

DEPARTMENTOFTHE NAVY

DEPARTMENTOFTHE NAVY DEPARTMENTOFTHE NAVY NAVAL ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL 440 MEYERKORD AVENUE NEWPORT, RI 02841-1519 NAVAL ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL INSTRUCTION 6110.lA NAPSINST 6110.lA Nl From: Subj: Commanding Officer,

More information

Isotonic, Hypertonic, Hypotonic or Water Which sports drink is the best for athletes? Fluid Facts for Winners

Isotonic, Hypertonic, Hypotonic or Water Which sports drink is the best for athletes? Fluid Facts for Winners Isotonic, Hypertonic, Hypotonic or Water Which sports drink is the best for athletes? Fluid Facts for Winners Why is fluid intake so important for runners? Fluid is a vital part of any athlete s diet for

More information

Types of electrical injuries

Types of electrical injuries Types of electrical injuries Electrical injury is a term for all injuries caused by contact with electrical energy. Electrical contact can cause a wide variety of injuries involving most organ systems.

More information

Green Building Handbook for South Africa Chapter: Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Luke Osburn CSIR Built Environment

Green Building Handbook for South Africa Chapter: Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Luke Osburn CSIR Built Environment Green Building Handbook for South Africa Chapter: Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Luke Osburn CSIR Built Environment The heating, ventilation and cooling loads of typical commercial office space can range

More information

Physiotherapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Information for patients Gina Wall Senior Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Information for patients Gina Wall Senior Physiotherapist Physiotherapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Information for patients Gina Wall Senior Physiotherapist What do Physiotherapists do? We conduct assessments by asking detailed questions about your symptoms, medical

More information

Do you know the benefits of adding smart hydration to your workout program? Hydration Tips from

Do you know the benefits of adding smart hydration to your workout program? Hydration Tips from Do you know the benefits of adding smart hydration to your workout program? Hydration Tips from Hydration. It Powers Health, Fitness, & Athletic Performance. Kudos to you. You're one of millions of people

More information

WEEKLY SAFETY MEETING All Euramax Subsidiaries HEAT STRESS. Safety Meeting Contents. Meeting Notice. Leaders Guide. Employee Handout.

WEEKLY SAFETY MEETING All Euramax Subsidiaries HEAT STRESS. Safety Meeting Contents. Meeting Notice. Leaders Guide. Employee Handout. Safety Meeting Contents Meeting Notice Leaders Guide Employee Handout Employee Quiz Meeting Sign-In Sheet Employee Puzzle PRIOR TO THE WEEKLY MEETING: - Post the meeting notice by the timeclock - Read

More information

HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (ADDENDUM to IIPP)

HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (ADDENDUM to IIPP) HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (ADDENDUM to IIPP) Purpose To provide a safe and healthful working environment and protect (COMPANY NAME) employees who are exposed to temperature extremes, radiant heat,

More information

MSU EMPLOYEE GUIDELINES FOR WORKING IN HOT ENVIRONMENTS

MSU EMPLOYEE GUIDELINES FOR WORKING IN HOT ENVIRONMENTS MSU EMPLOYEE GUIDELINES FOR WORKING IN HOT ENVIRONMENTS The Office of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Safety May, 1999 I. BACKGROUND: There is currently no specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration

More information

ELECTROLYTES. The Dynamic Duo for Health and Endurance. Minerals are Balanced According to Atomic Weight and Electron Configuration

ELECTROLYTES. The Dynamic Duo for Health and Endurance. Minerals are Balanced According to Atomic Weight and Electron Configuration Advanced Biological Concepts Dehydration in horses has serious consequences... Applied Common Sense ELECTROLYTES IONS RIDE - RITE Electrolyte The Dynamic Duo for Health and Endurance Minerals are Balanced

More information

POWERBAR 5ELECTROLYTES Zero Calorie Sports Drinks with 5 Electrolytes & Zero Sugar for 100% refreshment

POWERBAR 5ELECTROLYTES Zero Calorie Sports Drinks with 5 Electrolytes & Zero Sugar for 100% refreshment POWERBAR 5ELECTROLYTES Zero Calorie Sports Drinks with & Zero Sugar for 100% refreshment Product description Many people taking part in sports or exercise want to have a sports drink that doesn t provide

More information

SCRIPT NUMBER 123 HEATSTROKE - 2 (TWO SPEAKERS)

SCRIPT NUMBER 123 HEATSTROKE - 2 (TWO SPEAKERS) SCRIPT NUMBER 123 HEATSTROKE - 2 (TWO SPEAKERS) PROGRAM NAME: HEALTH NUGGETS PROGRAM TITLE: HEATSTROKE - 2 PROGRAM NUMBER: 123 SUBJECT: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, COMPLICATIONS, TREATMENT OF HEAT-RELATED CONDITIONS

More information

Be Safe! Manage Heat Stress. Be Safe! Manage Heat Stress.

Be Safe! Manage Heat Stress. Be Safe! Manage Heat Stress. Be Safe! Manage Heat Stress. Be Safe! Manage Heat Stress. Overview Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result

More information

Incubating Eggs. Percent Hatchability is the percentage of fertile eggs which actually hatch out as live young.

Incubating Eggs. Percent Hatchability is the percentage of fertile eggs which actually hatch out as live young. Incubating Eggs Phillip J. Clauer, Poultry Extension Specialist, Animal and Poultry Sciences Introduction Many domestic bird owners incubate eggs to help sustain their flock over time. This fact sheet

More information

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY SERIES: Heat Stress

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY SERIES: Heat Stress ERI Safety Videos Videos for Safety Meetings C008 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY SERIES: Heat Stress Leader s Guide Marcom Group Ltd. Structure and Organization INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAM Information in this program

More information

Fluid Replacement Guidelines and Exertional Heat Illnesses

Fluid Replacement Guidelines and Exertional Heat Illnesses Fluid Replacement Guidelines and Exertional Heat Illnesses The following document on fluid replacement, rehydration, and exertional heat illnesses has been developed in accordance with the NATA Fluid Replacement

More information

Body Temperature Regulation

Body Temperature Regulation Body Temperature Regulation Amelyn R. Rafael, MD In man, the deep body temperature may fluctuate 1 degree Centigrade in daily activity cycles Lowest in the morning and reaches a peak in late evening The

More information

THERAPEUTIC USE OF HEAT AND COLD

THERAPEUTIC USE OF HEAT AND COLD THERAPEUTIC USE OF HEAT AND COLD INTRODUCTION Heat and cold are simple and very effective therapeutic tools. They can be used locally or over the whole body, and the proper application of heat and cold

More information

Hot Weather Racing Fact Sheet

Hot Weather Racing Fact Sheet Hot Weather Racing Fact Sheet Issued: April 2005 Revised: November 2015 Greyhound Racing NSW Building B 1 Homebush Bay Drive Rhodes NSW 2138 Correspondence PO Box 170 Concord West NSW 2138 Phone: 02 8767

More information

MABAS DIVISION XII REHABILITATION POLICY

MABAS DIVISION XII REHABILITATION POLICY MABAS DIVISION XII REHABILITATION POLICY Purpose To ensure that the physical and mental condition of employees operating at the scene of an emergency, training exercise, or other fire department activity

More information

Week 30. Water Balance and Minerals

Week 30. Water Balance and Minerals Week 30 Water Balance and Minerals Water: more vital to life than food involved in almost every body function is not stored--excreted daily largest single constituent of the human body, averaging 60% of

More information

Guide to Prevention of Heat Stress At Work

Guide to Prevention of Heat Stress At Work Guide to Prevention of Heat Stress At Work WCB Website: www.wcb.pe.ca Toll free in Atlantic Canada: 1-800-237-5049 Feb, 2008 1 Prevention of Heat Stress at Work On Prince Edward Island illness from excess

More information

ESCAMBIA COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE 3500.015. Implemented: 7/07//10 Revised:

ESCAMBIA COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE 3500.015. Implemented: 7/07//10 Revised: , Fire Chief Page 1 of 7 PURPOSE This guideline is designed to provide a standardized method of establishing and managing rehabilitation operations at the scene of an emergency or during training evolutions.

More information

Best Practices for Managing Heat Stress in Feedyard Cattle

Best Practices for Managing Heat Stress in Feedyard Cattle Best Practices for Managing Heat Stress in Feedyard Cattle Prepared for Certified Angus Beef LLC by Dr. Terry L. Mader, Mader Consulting LLC, Gretna, Nebraska These guidelines have been developed based

More information

COLD STRESS IN COWS. Brian Tarr, Ruminant Nutritionist Shur Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc.

COLD STRESS IN COWS. Brian Tarr, Ruminant Nutritionist Shur Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc. COLD STRESS IN COWS Brian Tarr, Ruminant Nutritionist Shur Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc. Cold Stress in Cows Brian Tarr, Ruminant Nutritionist Shur Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc. Getting cows through the winter

More information

Obstetrical Emergencies

Obstetrical Emergencies Date: July 18, 2014 Page 1 of 5 Obstetrical Emergencies Purpose: To provide the process for the assessment and management of the patient with an obstetrical related emergency. Pre-Medical Control 1. Follow

More information

Standard Operating Guideline for

Standard Operating Guideline for MABAS DIVISION 5 Standard Operating Guideline SUBJECT: Emergency Incident Rehabilitation S.O.G. REHAB 2009 Approved: December 16, 2009 Revised: Standard Operating Guideline for Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

More information

Body Temperature Regulation. Amelyn R. Rafael, MD

Body Temperature Regulation. Amelyn R. Rafael, MD Body Temperature Regulation Amelyn R. Rafael, MD In man, the deep body temperature may fluctuate 1 degree Centigrade in daily activity cycles Lowest in the morning and reaches a peak in late evening The

More information

Shift Commander: The senior ranking uniformed line officer at the DOC facility, most commonly a Sergeant, Lieutenant or Captain.

Shift Commander: The senior ranking uniformed line officer at the DOC facility, most commonly a Sergeant, Lieutenant or Captain. I Index: Date Signed: 04/18/2015 Replaces : N/A Supersedes Dated: 05/21/2014 Affected Units: Adult Institutions Effective Date: 04/20/2015 Scheduled Revision Date: March 2016 Revision Number: 12 Office

More information

Barrier between plasma and. ECF and ICF. Homeostasis: process of maintaining consistent composition of body s extracellular fluid

Barrier between plasma and. ECF and ICF. Homeostasis: process of maintaining consistent composition of body s extracellular fluid : process of maintaining consistent composition of body s extracellular fluid Extracellular fluid (ECF) Fluid in which the cells live (fluid outside the cells) Major components: Plasma interstitial fluid

More information

Flyball Dogs and Injury Prevention Conditioning, warm-up and cool-down

Flyball Dogs and Injury Prevention Conditioning, warm-up and cool-down Flyball Dogs and Injury Prevention Conditioning, warm-up and cool-down Carol J. Helfer, D.V.M. Canine Peak Performance www.caninepeakperformance.com Most injuries seen in flyball and agility dogs are repetitive

More information

12.1: The Function of Circulation page 478

12.1: The Function of Circulation page 478 12.1: The Function of Circulation page 478 Key Terms: Circulatory system, heart, blood vessel, blood, open circulatory system, closed circulatory system, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, aorta, atrioventricular

More information

Play it Safe in the Heat Tips for Coaches and Parents

Play it Safe in the Heat Tips for Coaches and Parents Play it Safe in the Heat Tips for Coaches and Parents Heat is the number one weather related killer in the United States. Heat illness is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics

More information

Accident/Injury Reporting, Investigation, & Basic First Aid Plan

Accident/Injury Reporting, Investigation, & Basic First Aid Plan Accident/Injury Reporting, Investigation, & Basic First Aid Plan Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management Department Box 6113, SFA Station Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6113 Revised: January 2011 Purpose

More information

too hot! Heat Related Illness

too hot! Heat Related Illness too hot! Heat Related Illness Participating in recreation and sport activities provides many benefits for children and can be a fun and enjoyable way to be physically active. However, when the temperature

More information

Hot environments in HORECA

Hot environments in HORECA 27 1. Introduction Hot environments Workers in the hotel, restaurant and catering (HORECA) sector are at risk of heat stress when unloading supplies, working in kitchens and while serving. Particularly

More information

Equine Cushing s Disease & Metabolic Syndrome

Equine Cushing s Disease & Metabolic Syndrome The Dick Vet Equine Practice Easter Bush Veterinary Centre Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG 0131 445 4468 www.dickvetequine.com Equine Cushing s Disease & Metabolic Syndrome Ever wondered why your little pony

More information

EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY

EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY Guideline for Thermal Stress September 2007 Guideline for Thermal Stress Workplace Safety & Health Division 200 401 York Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0P8 September, 2007 TABLE

More information

The human body core temperature is constant around 37.1±1.0 o C ( degree Fahrenheit = degree Celsius 1.8 + 32 )

The human body core temperature is constant around 37.1±1.0 o C ( degree Fahrenheit = degree Celsius 1.8 + 32 ) The human body core temperature is constant around 37.1±1.0 o C ( degree Fahrenheit = degree Celsius 1.8 + 32 ) ( good to 20% over this range of T a and T skin ) 1. What is wind chill temperature?

More information

Oregon Youth Soccer Association Weather Related Safety Precautions

Oregon Youth Soccer Association Weather Related Safety Precautions Oregon Youth Soccer Association Weather Related Safety Precautions Safety during all soccer activities is the primary concern for any individual participating in Oregon Youth Soccer or the activities of

More information

Extremes of Temperature

Extremes of Temperature GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF WORK IN Extremes of Temperature OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR TE TARI MAHI Published by the Occupational Safety and Health Service Department

More information

Introduction. Introduction Nutritional Requirements. Six Major Classes of Nutrients. Water 12/1/2011. Regional Hay School -- Bolivar, MO 1

Introduction. Introduction Nutritional Requirements. Six Major Classes of Nutrients. Water 12/1/2011. Regional Hay School -- Bolivar, MO 1 Cattle and Horse Nutrition Dona Goede Livestock Specialist Introduction Many health, reproductive and production problems can be prevented with good nutrition. Poor nutrition results in: Poor conception

More information

Heat and Temperature: Front End Evaluation Report. Joshua Gutwill. October 1999

Heat and Temperature: Front End Evaluation Report. Joshua Gutwill. October 1999 Heat and Temperature: Front End Evaluation Report Joshua Gutwill October 1999 Keywords: 1 Heat and Temperature Front End Evaluation Report October 28, 1999 Goal:

More information

Understanding Blood Tests

Understanding Blood Tests PATIENT EDUCATION patienteducation.osumc.edu Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to all the parts of the body. It also carries away waste products. The heart pumps blood in your body through a system of

More information

HOW TO CARE FOR A PATIENT WITH DIABETES

HOW TO CARE FOR A PATIENT WITH DIABETES HOW TO CARE FOR A PATIENT WITH DIABETES INTRODUCTION Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the United States, and diabetes is a disease that affects the way the body handles blood sugar. Approximately

More information

Hydrotherapy CHAPTER13. COMPLETION: In the space(s) provided, write the word(s) that correctly complete(s) each statement. (depresses) (dilate)

Hydrotherapy CHAPTER13. COMPLETION: In the space(s) provided, write the word(s) that correctly complete(s) each statement. (depresses) (dilate) Hydrotherapy CHAPTER13 COMPLETION: In the space(s) provided, write the word(s) that correctly complete(s) each statement. 1. The use of heat and cold is a powerful therapeutic agent because the physiologic

More information