Microchip transponder thermometry for monitoring core body temperature of antelope during capture

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dc.contributor.author Rey, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Fuller, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Hetem, Robyn S.
dc.contributor.author Lease, Hilary M.
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Duncan
dc.contributor.author Meyer, L.C.R. (Leith Carl Rodney)
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-25T10:02:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01
dc.description.abstract Hyperthermia is described as the major cause of morbidity and mortality associated with capture, immobilization and restraint of wild animals. Therefore, accurately determining the core body temperature of wild animals during capture is crucial for monitoring hyperthermia and the efficacy of cooling procedures. We investigated if microchip thermometry can accurately reflect core body temperature changes during capture and cooling interventions in the springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), a medium-sized antelope. Subcutaneous temperature measured with a temperature-sensitive microchip was a weak predictor of core body temperature measured by temperature-sensitive data loggers in the abdominal cavity (R2=0.32, bias >2 °C). Temperature-sensitive microchips in the gluteus muscle, however, provided an accurate estimate of core body temperature (R2=0.76, bias=0.012 °C). Microchips inserted into muscle therefore provide a convenient and accurate method to measure body temperature continuously in captured antelope, allowing detection of hyperthermia and the efficacy of cooling procedures. en_ZA
dc.description.department Paraclinical Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-01-31
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Claude Leon Foundation, the South African National Research Foundation and the University of the Witwatersrand. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jtherbio en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Rey, B, Fuller, A, Hetem, RS, Lease, HM, Mitchell, D & Meyer, LCR 2016, 'Microchip transponder thermometry for monitoring core body temperature of antelope during capture', Journal of Thermal Biology, vol. 55, pp. 45-53. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0306-4565 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1879-0992 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2015.11.010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52144
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Thermal Biology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Thermal Biology, vol. 55, pp. 45-53, 2015. doi :10.1016/j.jtherbio.2015.11.010. en_ZA
dc.subject Hyperthermia en_ZA
dc.subject Biologging en_ZA
dc.subject Stress en_ZA
dc.subject Ungulate en_ZA
dc.subject Chemical immobilization en_ZA
dc.title Microchip transponder thermometry for monitoring core body temperature of antelope during capture en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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