animal heat


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animal heat

n.
The heat generated in the body of a warm-blooded vertebrate as the result of its physiological and metabolic processes.
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Over the last two weeks, as temperatures hit the mid 20s, the group received 625 calls across the country about animal heat exposure - the majority of them related to dogs left in cars.
Over the last two weeks, as temperatures hit the mid-20s, the group received 625 calls across the country about animal heat exposure - the majority of them related to dogs left in cars.
Unfortunately, wind speed and solar radiation were not considered; it was assumed that THI was the best indicator of animal heat stress [12-14].
Two additional factors influence heat loss or gain in an animal building: ventilation rate and animal heat production.
Heat moves from warm to cold, so animal heat should be conserved in cold weather and removed in warm weather.
This led to experimental observations on respiration that revealed links among oxygen, the products of digestion, animal heat, and the components of the blood (23).

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