Utilizing thermal imaging to locate blood flow in the bovine ear

M. D. Hayes, T. S. Stombaugh, E. S. Vanzant, R. S. Gates

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Abstract

Thermal imaging allows us to determine surface temperature of objects. Because arterial blood flow is warmer than the surrounding areas of the ear and the caudal side of the ear has limited tissue covering the arteries, arterial blood flow is visible in thermal images. This paper aims to locate a particular point of consistent blood flow in the ear. The point chosen to evaluate is where the lateral auricular artery spreads such that it is no longer parallel to the apex ridge of the ear. Thermal images were evaluated to determine a ratio between the total length of the ear and the length from the base to the bend in the artery. In evaluating 62 samples, the distance ratio is 30% with a standard deviation or" 5%. Many studies have considered the ear an appropriate point to monitor health. By placing health monitoring equipment on or near an artery may give more accurate or more consistent results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages3279-3285
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781605605364
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008 - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2008Jul 2 2008

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008
Volume6

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period6/29/087/2/08

Keywords

  • Auricular arteries
  • Beef
  • Thermal imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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