Influence of ambient temperature and different stimulation conditions on skin temperature. Skin temperatures were measured before each thermal stimulation. All diagrams show the differences in skin temperature during warm (> 20°C) and cold (< 10°C) ambient temperatures at three different body parts of the horse (nostril, withers, coronary band) under different stimulation conditions: A: free moving horse in a box stall in the morning. B: free moving horse in a box stall in the evening. C: horse restrained in stocks, in the morning. D: horse restrained in stocks, in the evening.
Poller et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:4 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-4