Message Number: YG6168 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-07 07:17:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Need advise to avoid heat stroke (or worse)

I agree that passing air of a lower temperature than an object will
cool that object. That's only logical. But when you get near triple
digit temperatures, it is not going to do anything to cool a ferret.
Yes, it's probably better than nothing, but in the case of the
original post, at 104 degrees outside temperature, it might as well
be nothing.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Chris Lloyd" <chris.lloyd2@b...>
> I do not know where the odd idea that a fan will not help to cool
ferrets because they do not sweat came from but it is utter rubbish.
As long as the air is cooler than the body temperature of the ferret
it will help, especially if the fan is blowing on the ferret. The
ferrets will cool through their skin, the greater the temp.
difference between the air and the ferret body the better the
cooling. I did my pre HND work in thermal dynamics admittedly nearly
35 years ago but I think the same formulas still apply. The other
thing you need to worry about is that fans and non-vented air
conditioners actually raze the ambient temperature of the room they
are being used in.
> Chris Lloyd. ICQ no. 44575318
> Wessex Ferret Club