New Device for Noninvasive Telemetric Monitoring of Vital Signs in Healthy and Newly Operated Piglets

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Abstract

Measuring vital signs is central to medical practice, but they are difficult to monitor in awake laboratory animals. We examined the feasibility of a noninvasive device for telemetric assessment of respiration rate, heart rate, temperature and movement in pigs. Awake piglets were monitored continuously for 31 h (interquartile range, 7) before (n = 4) and after (n = 3) surgery. Data quality was sufficient for determination of all parameters. We conclude that continuous, noninvasive monitoring of pigs is possible by using the evaluated device.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Volume59
Issue1
Pages (from-to)90-93
Number of pages4
ISSN1559-6109
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • BLOOD-FLOW
  • ECG
  • HEART-RATE
  • JOINT WORKING GROUP
  • PRESSURE

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