Year of Publication
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Animal and Food Sciences
Dr. Joao H. C. Costa
Body temperature is frequently used as a method for determining if illness is present with fever detection. Taking rectal temperature or alternatively tympanic temperature can be time consuming and requires restraint of calves. Alternatives, such as implantable microchips that can be passively read using a radio frequency identification (RFID) scanner may allow for easier monitoring of body temperature.
This study aim was to validate an implantable microchip and to determine the best implant site.
Woodrum, Megan; Cantor, Melissa; and Costa, Joao H. C., "Using an Implantable Microchip for Measuring Body Temperature in Dairy Calves" (2019). Posters-at-the-Capitol Presentations. 3.