Peripheral Thermoregulation: Foot Temperature in Two Arctic Canines

  title={Peripheral Thermoregulation: Foot Temperature in Two Arctic Canines},
  author={Robert E. Henshaw and Larry S. Underwood and Timothy M. Casey},
  pages={988 - 990}
Arctic foxes and gray wolves maintain their foot temperature just above the tissue freezing point (about -1�C)when standing on extremely cold snow, or when the foot is immersed in a -35�C bath in the laboratory. Proportional thermoregulation stabilized the subcutaneous temperature of the foot pad to a precision of � 0.7�C (largest deviations). Selective shunting of blood-borne body heat through a cutaneous vascular plexus in the foot pad accounted for more than 99 percent of measured heat loss… 
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