Title

Impaired Thermoregulation in Pregnant Rabbits at Term

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

3 p.

Publication Date

12-1978

Publisher

Springer

Source Publication

Pflugers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology

Source ISSN

0031-6768

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1007/BF00584455

Abstract

Pregnant and nonpregnant female rabbits were placed in hot (33°C) and cold (3°C) environments and their core temperatures measured. Pregnant rabbits during the 3 days before giving birth were less able to maintain normal body temperatures in thermally adverse environments than were nonpregnant rabbits. This alteration in thermoregulatory ability may permit an environmental temperature change that is not dangerous to nonpregnant rabbits to be potentially harmful or lethal to both mother and offspring.

Comments

Pflugers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology, Vol. 378, No. 2 (December 1978): 185-187. DOI.

Linda K. Vaughn was affiliated with University of Calgary at the time of publication.