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Body temperatures and respiratory rates of free-ranging Merino sheep in and out of shade during summer

Johnson, K.G. (1991) Body temperatures and respiratory rates of free-ranging Merino sheep in and out of shade during summer. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 42 (8). pp. 1347-1057.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AR9911347
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Abstract

Sheep that used shade least (6% of 8 h day) had mean, maximum and minimum Tb no different to those of the four sheep that used shade most (39%). Maximum and minimum Tb each day occurred 1-2 h earlier in animals inclined to stay in sun rather than shade.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: CSIRO
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34218
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