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Theriogenology. 1991 Nov;36(5):855-61.

Telemetric monitoring of body temperature in the horse mare.

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Department of Animal Science The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 USA.


The objective of this study was to develop a radiotelemetric system capable of frequent monitoring of mare body temperature. A radio transmitter was implanted in the flank of each of four mares. Telemetered data were received by a pair of antennae placed at right angles in a 3.3 x 6.6-m stall and stored on a computer hard disk. The data were recorded every 5 minutes except when mares were out of the stall for a 1- to 2- hour exercise period. No effect of environmental temperature, ranging from 5 degrees C to 30 degrees C, on mare body temperature was apparent. The radiotelemetric system used in this study was effective for frequent measurement of mare body temperature.


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