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Hydration study

Post by TimL_168 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:09 am

Michael, feel free to move this if you feel like it belongs somewhere else :) .
I thought this was pretty interesting. It's a comparison of water, chicken flavored Gatorade, and subcutaneous fluid and how they affect the dogs.
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Post by Dutchringgirl » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:58 am

we need a TDLR
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Post by centrop67 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:19 pm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5662554/ wrote:Searching behaviors were independent of hydration strategy but highly related to the dog specific factors of sex, breed, and activity level. Under conditions of controlled activity in moderate heat and humidity, dogs accustomed to the work and the environment were more likely to increase fluid consumption and hydration when provided a flavored OES. Potential benefits of OES and SQ were indirect and no adverse effects were documented for any of the hydration strategies tested.
If I understand the result correctly, hydration strategy did not affect the work. The dogs liked the flavored electrolyte solution best, and none of the hydration strategies had a bad effect.

Did anyone else read it differently?

Otto, C. M., Hare, E., Nord, J. L., Palermo, S. M., Kelsey, K. M., Darling, T. A., … Coleman, D. (2017). Evaluation of Three Hydration Strategies in Detection Dogs Working in a Hot Environment. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 4, 174. http://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2017.00174
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