Individual and Diurnal Variations in Rectal Temperature, Respiration, and Heart Rate of Pack Donkeys during the Early Rainy Season

@inproceedings{Ayo2008IndividualAD,
  title={Individual and Diurnal Variations in Rectal Temperature, Respiration, and Heart Rate of Pack Donkeys during the Early Rainy Season},
  author={Joseph Olusegun Ayo and Tavershima Dzenda and Friday Ocheja Zakari},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract Six Nubian pack donkeys were used to determine variations in rectal temperature (RT), respiratory rate (RR), and heart rate (HR) during the early rainy season. The donkeys exhibited a diurnal range of RT, RR, and HR of 34.7 to 38.7°C, 15 to 75 breaths/minute, and 36 to 72 beats/minute, respectively, with peak mean values at 2:00 pm and a trough shortly after sunrise (7:00 am ). The amplitude of the diurnal rhythm of RT and RR was not correlated with the diurnal range of ambient… CONTINUE READING

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