Field testing two animal-specific non-contact thermometers on healthy horses

Carter, A.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-6216-2377, Dimitrova, A. and Hall, E.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-9978-8736, 2019. Field testing two animal-specific non-contact thermometers on healthy horses. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 34 (4), pp. 96-101. ISSN 1741-5349

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Abstract

This study investigated the accuracy of two animal specific non-contact infrared thermometers (Rycom and Thermofocus) when compared to rectal temperature in healthy horses. One hundred rectal and eye temperatures were measured in 22 horses. Fewer than 50% of the readings taken with the Thermofocus device were within ± 0.5°C of rectal temperature. Over 80% of eye temperature readings taken with the Rycom device were within ± 0.5°C of rectal temperature measured from the medial canthus region. The Rycom thermometer also appears to detect hyperthermia when measuring the left eye temperature; however, clinical patient testing is needed before its use can be recommended.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Veterinary Nursing Journal
Creators: Carter, A.J., Dimitrova, A. and Hall, E.J.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2019
Volume: 34
Number: 4
ISSN: 1741-5349
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/17415349.2018.1559115DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 09 May 2019 08:40
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2020 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36439

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