Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2007

Journal or Book Title

Brazilian Journal of Biosystems Engineering

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

83

Last Page

92

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

DOI

10.18011/bioeng2007v1n1p83-92

Abstract

Thermoregulatory responses of horses subjected to summer-time road transport and stall confinement were investigated in this study. Six mature geldings were transported 168 km in a 4-horse trailer and were monitored while tethered in their stalls, on alternate days. Core body temperature (GT) demonstrated negligible response during transport, but GT following transport was higher than GT for non-transport. GT tended to increase with increased temperature humidity index (THI). THI within the trailer was greatest for positions near the front, and was influenced by daily weather which varied over experiment days from heat stress conditions to moderate discomfort.

Comments

This article is published as Green, A.R., R.S. Gates and L.M. Lawrence. 2007. Equine thermoregulatory responses during summertime road transport and stall confinement. Brazilian Journal of Biosystems Engineering 1(1):83-92. doi: 10.18011/bioeng2007v1n1p83-92.

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Language

en

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