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Technical note: Applicability of infrared thermography as a non invasive measurements of stress in rabbit

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dc.contributor.author Ludwig, N.
dc.contributor.author Gargano, M.
dc.contributor.author Luzi, F.
dc.contributor.author Carenzi, C.
dc.contributor.author Verga, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-12T10:47:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-12T10:47:49Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/4603
dc.description.abstract [EN] Among the main physiological stress indicators, the temperature evaluation is very important and innovative because it may be monitored without directly interacting with the animal. The use of a thermographic system, which is based on the detection of infrared radiation emitted by a subject, is a suitable method in order to measure temperature without any contact. In this research, a thermographic system was employed in order to single out the rabbit skin's zones most suitable for the temperature monitoring during stress challenges. Six hybrid rabbits were observed during induced stress; the areas selected as reference were: the ocular area (globe and periocular area), the internal auricle pavilion, and a shaved area of the head. The results of this pilot study show that the thermographic technique is a suitable method for the evaluation of temperature on rabbit. The best areas singled out were the eye bulb, the periocular area and the ear skin. The results concerning the effect of stress on cutaneous temperature showed that during stress condition a decrease in temperature occurs with respect to the basal condition (AT~1°C) and this trend is more evident for the auricle pavillion. In fact, this reaction is more evidenced in the ear skin, where a vasoconstriction process occurs. Moreover, corticosterone levels slightly increase (P=0.08) following the stressor's challenge due to tonic immobility test. In this research, both temperature and the change in corticosterone level show that the stress reaction induced by tonic immobility test is stronger than the one due to the other stressors applied to rabbits. en_EN
dc.description.sponsorship The authors wish to thank for the kind collaboration: Dr. Elena Cavallone, Dr. Marino Campagnol, Dr. Eugenio Heinzl, Dr. Daniela Zucca and Dr. Alessandra Cocilovo (Veterinary Medicine Faculty – University of Milan). The research was found by FIRST and PRIN 2005 (University of Milan)
dc.language Inglés en_EN
dc.publisher World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc)
dc.subject Measurement of stress en_EN
dc.subject Infrared thermography en_EN
dc.subject Rabbit en_EN
dc.title Technical note: Applicability of infrared thermography as a non invasive measurements of stress in rabbit en_EN
dc.type Artículo en_EN
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2007.588 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Ludwig, N.; Gargano, M.; Luzi, F.; Carenzi, C.; Verga, M. (2007). Technical note: Applicability of infrared thermography as a non invasive measurements of stress in rabbit. World Rabbit Science. 15(4). doi:10.4995/wrs.2007.588 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2007.588
dc.description.volume 15
dc.description.issue 4
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES


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