Comparison of black vs yellow coat color on rectal and gastrointestinal temperature in Labrador Retrievers- dataset

Published: 9 April 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ykfvgt49gg.1
Contributors:
Caitlin Neander,
Janice Baker,
Kathleen Kelsey,
Jean Feugang,
Erin Perry

Description

Raw data for 16 black & yellow Labrador retrievers utilized in study titled " A comparison of black vs yellow coat color on rectal and gastrointestinal temperature in Labrador retrievers" Study consisted of 3 phases, 1- Baseline (30 min of dog resting in single-kennel inside climate controlled room) , 2- Walking in Sunlight (3o- min loose leash walking in large sand outdoor area in direct sunlight), 3- Cooling (15- min in single- kennel inside climate controlled room). All data gathered on a single day experiment, mid summer in Carbondale, IL. Rectal, Gastrointestinal (GI) temperatures, (Cortemp Sensors) Thermal imaging of eye and abdomen (FLIR camera) , and respiration rates (captured via gopro) were collected from participants. Environmental conditions (indoor and outdoor) were captured every 5 min throughout study. No significant differences noted in rectal, GI, thermal eye, thermal abdominal, respiration rate, nor water consumption between the group black and yellow Labrador Retrievers.

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