Noticing more and more duct tape horror stories it must end !!! Make charges harsher !
The trial is scheduled for August 13th!!!
! Tinton Falls NJ, 8 counts of animal cruelty> AKC Registered puppies> Joseph Valentino(breeder) Exhibitor! Convicted already for operating an illegal Kennel in Tinton Fall NJ this month.
To all our Veterinarian friends… Please weigh in on this subject! Email email@example.com
Also you may write prosecutor - Michael P. Laffey, ESQ 961 holmdel rd Holmdel NJ 07733.
presiding judge- Hon.JudgeThomson 556 Tinton Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ, 07724.
I would just like to add one more concern regarding the duct taping of a bullmastiff, besides being a brachycephalic . the breed is also prone to what is known asStenotic nares (pinched nostrils) "is a common abnormality found most commonly in brachycephalic dogs, which are dogs that have a short wide head, dogs with brachycephalic syndrome have an increased resistance to airflow through their upp...er respiratory tracts – the mouth, nose and larynx." I do not know if any of the puppies or dogs that he has taped have this condition but it is clearly a concern first that the animals would not or could not control body heat by panting "Thermoregulation" and secondly the restriction of airflow being a brachycephalic breed, and thirdly if the dogs/ puppies suffer from stenotic snares. It is my opinion as a learned Bullmastiff breeder/owner/exhibitor/Licensed nurse that dogs may suffer Elevated body temperature to the point of brain damage, as well as Hypoxia caused by limited air flow.This form of restraint would never be advised on any dog and has certainly been grounds for animal cruelty charges worldwide. Any Brachycephalic breed would be at greater risk. Here is some basic terminology/ facts regarding Hypoxia and Thermoregulation Suffocation or hypoxia which occurs when the lungs do not get a sufficient amount of oxygen to pass on to the body's tissues. Hypoxemia in Dogs When the brain is deprived of oxygen, irreversible damage may be the result, even when the deprivation has been for a short period of time. Oxygen deficiency may also lead to anemia in the organs, which can progress to arrhythmia and heart failure. Hypoxemia occurs when arterial blood is not being oxygenated sufficiently. This is a serious condition and needs to be treated quickly. Cerebral hypoxia is the condition in which the brain experiences a lack of oxygen. Any number of conditions can cause hypoxia, including stroke, carbon monoxide poisoning, heart dysfunction, drowning and injuries sustained at birth. Compared with other types of cells, brain cells are especially sensitive to hypoxia, and they quickly begin to die when they are deprived of oxygen. Cerebral hypoxia can impair brain function, damage brain cells and lead to death. Oxygen deprivation can be mild, causing slow onset of symptoms, or severe, leading to rapid changes.ComaWhen oxygen is severely limited or lacking for long periods of time, the body shuts down and becomes comatose. If you are comatose, you are unconscious and do not respond to stimuli such as noise or pain. Others will not be able to wake you, and you will not perform any voluntary actions. If oxygen supply is regained, you may recover enough to wake from a coma, but permanent brain damage is likely to have occurred.
Cognitive, Behavioral and Personality ChangesThe components of personality reside in the frontal lobe of the brain and when cerebral hypoxia causes frontal lobe damage, changes in personality can occur. After a stroke, sometimes loved ones report that the stroke victim is "like a different person." The severity of the changes is related to the severity of the hypoxia.
According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, cognitive and behavioral changes can also occur after cerebral damage associated with hypoxia. Such changes can include decreased attention, poor judgment and memory loss.Motor SkillsOne symptom that is often recognized with cerebral hypoxia is the loss of motor skills or proper coordination. The cerebellum is responsible for much of our coordinated movement and balance. Cell death can lead to jerkiness and other motor problems.Heart RateWhen the brain is not receiving enough oxygen, the heart rate will increase in an attempt to deliver more oxygen. If hypoxia is severe enough, the heart will be unable to keep up with the demand and may eventually fail, causing a heart attack.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/article/106179-effects-lack-oxygen-brain/#ixzz2MD6K7bXu General Thermoregulation of DogsDogs maintain normal body temperatures around 101.50F. Smaller dogs may maintain slightly higher temperatures while larger dogs may maintain slightly lower temperatures (Johnson 1977). The following are methods dogs use to maintain steady body temperatures:
•A dog's primary method of cooling is evaporative cooling from the respiratory tract through panting. When a dog pants it provides increased air flow over moist surfaces in the upper respiratory tract through rapid, shallow breathing. The increase in air flow causes an increase in evaporation from the upper respiratory tract. Increased ventilation associated with panting can lead to alkalosis, but this can be counteracted by a shift to shallow respiration at increased frequency. The increased ventilation will then be restricted to the upper respiratory tract. Panting also requires muscular work which produces heat, but dogs use the elastic properties of the respiratory tract to minimize such heat production. Due to its elasticity a dog's respiratory tract has a natural frequency at which it oscillates with little muscular work. At the onset of panting respiration rate increases rather suddenly from around 30-40 respirations per minute to around 300-400 respirations per minute. Under a moderate heat load a dog alternates between brief periods of panting at high frequencies and periods of normal slow respiration