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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Jeremiah D.
dc.contributor.advisorPurswell, Joseph L.
dc.contributor.authorMayer, Jacob John
dc.date2011
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-21T21:25:28Z
dc.date.available2020-08-21T21:25:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/19119
dc.description.abstractThe primary goals of this research were to develop an improved design for measuring tympanic temperature in groups of beef cattle, determine the ideal operating parameters of the new device, and to verify its effectiveness in a research application. Development of the continuous tympanic temperature logger (CTTL) consisted of two steps: identifying a small temperature logger capable of adequate data storage and constructing a probe to hold the logger and fit in the ear canal of a bovine animal. The minimum sampling interval needed to measure tympanic temperature in beef cattle was calculated using Fourier analysis. In addition, the differences in core body temperature between three measurement locations (left ear, right ear, and vagina) were quantified. The CTTL was also used to record the thermoregulatory responses of feedlot heifers with access to shade provided by three different materials.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.lccBody temperature--Measurement.
dc.subject.lccAnimal heat--Measurement.
dc.subject.lccHeat--Physiological effect.
dc.subject.lccTympanic membrane.
dc.subject.lccBeef cattle.
dc.subject.otherheat stress
dc.subject.othershade
dc.subject.othercore body temperature
dc.subject.othercattle
dc.subject.othertympanic
dc.titleQuantifying Physiological Responses of Beef Cattle Using a Tympanic Temperature Measurement Device
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
dc.publisher.collegeBagley College of Engineering
dc.date.authorbirth1986
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.subject.majorBiological Engineering
dc.contributor.committeeBrown-Brandl, Tami M.
dc.contributor.committeePote, Jonathan W.


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