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Open Access Research article

Evaluation of contact heat thermal threshold testing for standardized assessment of cutaneous nociception in horses - comparison of different locations and environmental conditions

Christin Poller1*, Klaus Hopster1, Karl Rohn2 and Sabine BR Kästner3

Author Affiliations

1 Clinic for Horses, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation Hannover, Germany

2 Department of Biometry, Epidemiology and Information Processing, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation Hannover, Germany

3 Clinic for Small Animals, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation Hannover, Germany

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BMC Veterinary Research 2013, 9:4  doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-4

Published: 8 January 2013

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Additional file 1:

Reaction to thermal stimulation. This video shows typical reactions to noxious thermal stimulation at the nostril, withers and coronary band.

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