Table 1

Comparison of threshold temperature
Warm ambient Cold ambient p-value
Temperature (n = 60) Temperature (n = 47)
Nostril TT (°C) 51.1 ± 3.40 54.5 ± 3.90 0.0376
TE % 74.3 ± 15.2 90.2 ± 15.3 0.0074
Withers TT (°C) 49.9 ± 4.00 53.9 ± 3.80 0.0164
TE % 68.9 ± 18.0 87.7 ± 15.4 0.0025
Coronary band TT (°C) 53.2 ± 4.30 49.3 ± 6.30 0.0004
TE % 83.3 ± 18.8 74.5 ± 17.7 0.0097

Mean ± standard deviation of threshold temperature (°C) and percentage thermal excursion (TE %) at the nostrils, withers and coronary band of 5 horses during warm and cold ambient temperatures (n = 60, without differentiation of place or time of the day). Data of 13 measurements at the coronary band during cold ambient temperatures (n = 47) had to be excluded because neither end-point nor cut-out temperature could be reached.

Poller et al.

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

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