Comparison of rectal and tympanic core body temperature measurement in adult Guyanese squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus sciureus).

@article{Long2011ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of rectal and tympanic core body temperature measurement in adult Guyanese squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus sciureus).},
  author={Charles Tyler Long and Cholawat Pacharinsak and Katechan Jampachaisri and G. McKeon and Allison Howard and Megan A. Albertelli and Stephen A. Felt},
  journal={Journal of medical primatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={135-41}
}
BACKGROUND Measuring core body temperature in a manner that is safe for animals and veterinary personnel is an important part of a physical examination. For nonhuman primates, this can involve increased restraint, additional stress, as well as the use of anesthetics and their deleterious effects on body temperature measurements. The purpose of this study was to compare two non-invasive methods of infrared tympanic thermometry to standard rectal thermometry in adult squirrel monkeys. METHODS… CONTINUE READING