|Occurrence of end point detection during thermal stimulation|
|Place||Temperature||Success rate [%]||Nostril||Withers||Coronary band|
|(n = 30)||(n = 30)||(n = 30)|
|Box||Warm ambient temperatures||Failure||6.66a||3.34a||40.0b|
|Cold ambient temperatures||Failure||50.0a||43.4a||33.4a|
|Stocks||Warm ambient temperatures||Failure||13.4a||26.6abA||50.0bB|
|Cold ambient temperatures||Failure||70.0a||56.6ab||43.4b|
Success rate (%) of end-point detection in response to thermal stimulation in 5 horses housed in a box stall or standing in stocks. Thermal stimulus was given to three different body parts (nostril, withers, coronary band) and during two different ambient temperatures (< 20°C or < 10°C). The overall number of stimulations was n = 30.
‘success’ – clear, visible reaction to the thermal stimulus before reaching cut out (threshold < cut-out temperature (56°C)). ‘failure’ - no visible reaction to the thermal stimulus and cut-out (56°C) was reached.
Comparison between locations: nostril/withers, nostril/coronary band, withers/coronary band.
a, b, c = values with unequal superscript numbers were significantly different (p < 0.05).
A, B, C = values with different superscript numbers had a statistical trend (p < 0.1).
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Poller et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:4 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-4