|Brown Brandl, Tami|
Submitted to: Applied Engineering in Agriculture
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/10/2003
Publication Date: 10/20/2003
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.