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Research article1997Peer reviewed

Dissipation of heat from standing horses exposed to ambient temperatures between -3 degrees C and 37 degrees C

Morgan, K; Ehrlemark, A; Sallvik, K

Abstract

1. The aim of this experiment was to study how the rates of evaporative and the rate of non-evaporative heat loss from horses were influenced by short-term exposure to different ambient temperatures between -3 degrees C and 37 degrees C.2. The measurements were made in a climatic chamber on five horses at six different temperatures -3 degrees C, 6 degrees C, 15 degrees C, 20 degrees C, 30 degrees C and 37 degrees C.3. In ambient air temperatures below 20 degrees C the rate of evaporative heat loss was almost constant. The rate of evaporative heat Row showed a pronounced increase above ambient temperatures of 20 degrees C.4. The rate of non-evaporative heat loss was found to increase by 2.78 W m(-2) per degree Celcius as the ambient air temperature decreased, as expected from the laws of physics. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Published in

Journal of Thermal Biology
1997, Volume: 22, number: 3, pages: 177-186 Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD

      SLU Authors

    • Morgan, Karin

      • Department of Agricultural Engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
      • Ehrlemark, Anders

        • Department of Agricultural Engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
        • Sällvik, Krister

          • Department of Agricultural Engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

        UKÄ Subject classification

        Zoology
        Medical Bioscience

        Publication identifier

        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0306-4565(97)00007-7

        Permanent link to this page (URI)

        https://res.slu.se/id/publ/122966