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Comparison of Rectal and Infrared Thermometry for Obtaining Body Temperature of Gnotobiotic Piglets in Conventional Portable Germ Free Facility
- Chung, Tae-Ho (The Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine Seoul National University) ;
- Jung, Woo-Sung (The Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine Seoul National University) ;
- Nam, Eui-Hwa (The Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine Seoul National University) ;
- Kim, Ji-Hyun (The Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine Seoul National University) ;
- Park, Seol-Hee (The Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine Seoul National University) ;
- Hwang, Cheol-Yong (The Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine Seoul National University)
- Received : 2009.09.29
- Accepted : 2010.01.25
- Published : 2010.10.01
Gnotobiotic piglets (n = 10) were hand-reared in conventional germ-free facilities. Piglet body temperatures were measured with rectal and non-contact infrared thermometry (NIFT) on the lower eyelid, auricular center and margin, parietal regions, axilla, central abdomen and dorsum, and the perianal region. Body temperature measurements at central abdomen, cranial dorsum, and perianal regions had NIFT values which had a significant linear relationship (p<0.0001) with rectal thermometry. The predicted equations of between-subject formulas were calculated as follows: rectal temperature, 28.07489+0.30372
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