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Title: Body temperature relations in suckling hedgehogs

Creator:

Walhovd, H.

Date issued/created:

1981

Resource type:

Text

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

Young hedgehogs, (n=136) Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758 (body weight 20-240 g), were discovered while astray from their breeding nests. The state and the behaviour of the young indicated that they had been accidently separated from maternal care. During the subsequent period of human care 88 survived while 48 succumbed, some due to blowfly myiasis. When first found, the young hedgehogs were described as "uncouncious and cold" or "not willing to take offered food". The oral temperature in 11 cases was within the normothermic range between 31.5-34.0°C. In 14 others the body temperature ranged between 17.5-21.0°C, a clearly hypothermic state. It is discussed how animals in this situation may enter a state of summer torpor.

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

26

Issue:

34

Start page:

499

End page:

503

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:10918 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.81-43

Source:

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Language:

eng ; sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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Open

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