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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A New Telemetry System for Measuring Core Body Temperature in Livestock and Poultry

Authors
item Brown Brandl, Tami
item Yanagi, T - FED UNIV LAVRAS,BRAZIL
item Xin, H - IOWA STATE UNIV
item Gates, R - UNIV KENTUCKY
item Bucklin, R - UNIV FLORIDA
item Ross, Gary

Submitted to: Applied Engineering in Agriculture
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 10, 2003
Publication Date: October 20, 2003
Citation: BROWN BRANDL, T.M., YANAGI, T., XIN, H., GATES, R.S., BUCKLIN, R., ROSS, G.S. 2003. A NEW TELEMETRY SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CORE BODY TEMPERATURE IN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY. APPLIED ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE 19(5):583-589.

Interpretive Summary: Wireless temperature sensing equipment used for monitoring body temperatures was tested in three different species (poultry, beef, and dairy cattle) at three independent laboratories. The system was found to provide accuracy information and could be adapted to most laboratory settings. However, this system needs to be further developed before it can be used in a production setting.

Technical Abstract: Core body temperature is an important measure of animal thermal stress and thermoregulation. A short-range telemetry system was evaluated for poultry, beef, and dairy cattle. This system provides good temperature accuracy, excellent resolution, and adequate response time. However, this system will need some improvements before it can be implemented into the livestock industry.

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