Establishing a reference range for normal canine tympanic membrane temperature measured with a veterinary aural thermometer

Hall, E.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-9978-8736 and Carter, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6216-2377, 2017. Establishing a reference range for normal canine tympanic membrane temperature measured with a veterinary aural thermometer. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 32 (12), pp. 369-373. ISSN 1741-5349

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Abstract

Studies have shown that tympanic membrane temperature (TMT) under reports body temperature when compared to rectal temperature. This could lead to misinterpretation of the TMT, if comparing the result to a rectal temperature range. The aim of this study was to establish a normal canine TMT reference range. 416 TMT’s were taken from 157 healthy dogs, in a range of ambient temperatures. The normal reference range for canine TMT was found to be 36.6-38.8°C. This range should be considered by pet owners and veterinary professionals when interpreting TMT measured with a veterinary aural thermometer, to avoid misinterpretation of the results.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Veterinary Nursing Journal
Creators: Hall, E.J. and Carter, A.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2017
Volume: 32
Number: 12
ISSN: 1741-5349
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/17415349.2017.1377133DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Nov 2017 10:10
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32046

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