Thermographic scrotal pattern in sound for breeding zebu bulls extensively managed in tropical Costa Rica

 

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Authors: Chacón-Obando, A., Chacón Calderón, Jorge, Vargas, Bernardo
Format: artículo
Publication Date:2016
Description:Infrared thermography (IR) is relatively a novel proce- dure in animal andrology for studying bull’s scrotal thermal pattern. The accuracy of this technique lies onto camera’s performance and operator skills, and although the high cost of the equipment is still a constraint for its broad use, it could assist on diagnosis and prognosis the sire’s potential fertility, since bulls with a disrupted testicular thermoregu- lation are linked with impaired semen quality. This report aims to outline the thermal scrotal pattern in sound for breeding Brahman sires, in order to reference these values when using IR for assisting during bull’s breeding sound- ness examination.
Country:Repositorio UNA
Institution:Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Repositorio UNA
Language:Inglés
OAI Identifier:oai:https://repositorio.una.ac.cr:11056/24291
Online Access:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303028283
http://hdl.handle.net/11056/24291
Access Level:acceso abierto
Keyword:TORO
BULLS
REPRODUCCION ANIMAL
ANIMAL REPRODUCTION
CEBU