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Application of thermography for the study of koalas

New online article published in Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias

January 1st, 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). 111

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111

Grupo Parques (Parques Reunidos, S.A.)Zoo Aquarium de Madrid. Grupo Parques (Parques Reunidos, S.A.). 111







Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias

TITLE: Aplicación de la termografía para el estudio de los koalas


TYPE: Online article


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


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


First
Mar Melero Asensio
Last
José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

JOURNAL: Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias


LANGUAJE: Spanish


DATE: January 1st, 2009


PUBLISHING COMPANY: Universidad Complutense



CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Melero M., Delclaux M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. Aplicación de la termografía para el estudio de los koalas.. Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias. Universidad Complutense. 2009. (Online article)


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