Figure 2.

Influence of ambient temperature and different stimulation conditions on percentage thermal excursion. All diagrams show percentage thermal excursion (TE % = 100 × ([TT – T0]/[Tc-T0]), TT is the thermal threshold temperature, T0 is the skin temperature and Tc is the thermal cut-out temperature (Brosnan et al. 2009)). These results were formed without differentiating of place or day time. A: TE % at three different body parts (nostril, withers, coronary band). Thermal stimulation was performed during warm ambient temperature. B: TE % at three different body parts (nostril, withers, coronary band). Thermal stimulation was performed during cold ambient temperature. Data of 13 measurements at the coronary band had to be excluded because neither end-point nor cut-out temperature could be reached. C: TE % was compared between warm and cold ambient temperatures during measurements at the nostril. D: TE % was compared between warm and cold ambient temperatures during measurements at the withers.

Poller et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:4   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-4
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