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Someday, thermal imaging may be the standard way to measure a cow’s temperature. Researchers at Mississippi State University have found a positive correlation between thermal-temperature measures of a cow’s muzzle and rectal temperature. Thermal-imaging is a non-invasive way to take an animal’s temperature and could be a tool for heat detection, as well as monitoring inflammation and heat stress. Further research is under way at Mississippi State to learn more about this technology.

 



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