Thermal imaging of lamb temperature to help boost survival

This animal science project aims to assess lamb body temperature using thermography as an indirect selection criterion for genetically improving its survival.

Lambs

Thermography has been correlated with core and local body temperature of various animal species. It has been also used to estimate stress in pigs.

The effect of stress and core body temperature on lamb survival as estimated by thermography has not been attempted previously.

Key methodology: Thermography of newborn lambs using a digital thermal imaging camera, correlating it with more conventional recording of core temperature via a rectal thermometer.

Supervisors

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