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Application of thermography for the study of koalas

Conference in VIII Congreso de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biomedicas

April 27th, 2009

Melero M., Delclaux M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

There has been a study of thermography in koalas to establish the anatomic point of reference of the general temperature of this species, the normal thermal patters depend on environment temperature and the different changes during the females heat period, the
gestation and the development period of the joey at the marsupium. Also an inflammation of superficial nodes and a chronic lameness were studied.The results indicate that the eye is a good reference point of the general temperature due to its stability and easy measurement.
It has also been observed an increase of temperature in the aromatic glandule in the males during the heat period, and in the pectoral and abdominal zone in the female, that diminished until the trace. Later the temperature was stabilized, and during the development of the joey in the marsupium, the temperature increased until it being the warmest area of the body.The increase of temperature in the superficial nodes and the inflamed areas allows us it`s detection and valuation, as well as the cooling produced by muscle atrophy




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Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Inmunología Viral y Medicina Preventiva (SUAT). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).


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Publication: Application of thermography for the study of koalas





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VIII Congreso de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biomedicas



TITLE: Aplicacion de la termografia para el estudio de los koalas


TYPE: Oral communication


AUTHORS: Melero M., Delclaux M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


First
Mar Melero Asensio
Last
José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

DATE: April 27th, 2009


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Melero M., Delclaux M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. Application of thermography for the study of koalas. VIII Congreso de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biomedicas, Facultad de Veterinaria. UCM, April 27th, 2009. (Oral communication)


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