Body temperature measurements in pigs during general anaesthesia

G. C. Musk, R. S. Costa, Jonathon Tuke

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Abstract

The aim was to compare rectal, pharyngeal and oesophageal temperature measurements in anaesthetized pigs. Data were compared using the Bland-Altman method, and correlation coefficients and error measures were calculated. Sixty-six sets of data were collected from 16 pigs weighing 16.2±4.2 kg. The bias (and 95% limit of agreement) for rectal and pharyngeal compared with oesophageal temperature were 0.69 (-1.18 to 2.57) °C and 0.22 (-0.84 to 1.28) °C, respectively. The correlation coefficients for rectal and pharyngeal compared with oesophageal temperature were 0.47 and 0.87, respectively. The absolute error for rectal and pharyngeal compared with oesophageal temperature was 0.7±0.9°C and 0.2±0.5°C, respectively. Pharyngeal temperature measurement may be more suitable than rectal temperature measurement for estimation of oesophageal temperature during general anaesthesia of pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalLaboratory Animals
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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