Near infrared spectroscopy in large animals: optical pathlength and influence of hair covering and epidermal pigmentation.

@article{Pringle1999NearIS,
  title={Near infrared spectroscopy in large animals: optical pathlength and influence of hair covering and epidermal pigmentation.},
  author={J Pringle and C P Roberts and matthias. kohl and Pierre M Lekeux},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={158 1},
  pages={48-52}
}
The effects of epidermal pigmentation and hair covering on the relative transparency of various animal tissues to near infrared (NIR) light were examined, and the pathlengths of NIR light through tissues at four wavelengths in the NIR range were subsequently determined. Black hair covering and black or dark-coloured hooves prevented NIR light from penetration sufficient for conduction of pathlength or NIR spectroscopy measurements. Non-pigmented hair covering of the head did not appear to be a… CONTINUE READING

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