Someday, thermal imaging may be the standard way to measure a cow’s temperature. Researchers at MississippiStateUniversity 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 MississippiState to learn more about this technology.