Message Number: YG1869 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-29 23:21:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Morbid questions

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Maggie's Farm <maggiesfarm@m...>
> on 3/28/01 10:56 PM, Bruce Williams, DVM at williams@e... wrote:
> > If there was extensive exertion prior to death, or if the animal
> > a heatstroke victim, resulting in lactic acid buildup, rigor will
> > occur sooner, as the switch to anaerobic glycolysis accompanying
> > lactic acidosis results in less ATP production. ATP is required
> > maintain the laxity of muscles - when the stores are used up
> > following death of the animal, then the muscles contract
resulting in
> > rigor.
> I know that at times, insulinoma can create great spikes in body
> right before death. Would this increase in temp also affect rigor?

Depending on the severity and duration of the increase, it could
affect the development of rigor, but probably is not of any

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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