Fever response in laboratory-maintained and free-ranging chuckwallas (Sauromalus obesus).

@article{Muchlinski1989FeverRI,
  title={Fever response in laboratory-maintained and free-ranging chuckwallas (Sauromalus obesus).},
  author={Alan E. Muchlinski and R J Stoutenburgh and J. Michael Hogan},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={257 1 Pt 2},
  pages={R150-5}
}
The fever response was studied in laboratory-maintained and free-ranging chuckwallas. Five animals were used in a self-pairing laboratory experiment in which each animal was first injected with a sterile, pyrogen-free saline solution. Approximately 7 days later, each individual was injected with a solution of 4.75 x 10(9) Aeromonas sobria (formerly A. hydrophila). Saline-injected individuals had a mean preferred body temperature (MPBT) of 36.8 +/- 0.4 (SE) degrees C, whereas bacteria-injected… CONTINUE READING