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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.


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.

Forbes Brien


Associate Professor Forbes Brien

Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Kiro Petrovski

Research area: Production animal health; ruminant science

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Animal Science

Tagged in Honours projects - Animal science, Honours in Animal Science subtheme - Production animal health, Honours projects - Forbes Brien, Honours projects - Kiro Petrovski

STEM Careers Night: On-campus and online

Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night.

You and your parents are invited to join us on campus on Tuesday 18 May 2021 to see what’s available in the world of STEM.

STEM Careers Night