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Body Temperature Monitoring Using Subcutaneously Implanted Thermo-loggers from Holstein Steers
- Lee, Y. ;
- Bok, J.D. ;
- Lee, H.J. ;
- Lee, H.G. ;
- Kim, D. ;
- Lee, I. ;
- Kang, S.K. ;
- Choi, Y.J.
- Received : 2015.04.23
- Accepted : 2015.06.11
- Published : 2016.02.01
Body temperature (BT) monitoring in cattle could be used to early detect fever from infectious disease or physiological events. Various ways to measure BT have been applied at different locations on cattle including rectum, reticulum, milk, subcutis and ear canal. In other to evaluate the temperature stability and reliability of subcutaneous temperature (ST) in highly fluctuating field conditions for continuous BT monitoring, long term ST profiles were collected and analyzed from cattle in autumn/winter and summer season by surgically implanted thermo-logger devices. Purposes of this study were to assess ST in the field condition as a reference BT and to determine any location effect of implantation on ST profile. In results, ST profile in cattle showed a clear circadian rhythm with daily lowest at 05:00 to 07:00 AM and highest around midnight and rather stable temperature readings (mean
Subcutaneous Temperature;Cattle;Fever Detection;Thermo-logger;Circadian Rhythm
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Grant : Development of livestock traceability system using noncontact sensor tags
Supported by : MKE/KEIT