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Veterinary Medicine InternationalVolume 2011 2011, Article ID 423010, 5 pages

Research Article

Department of Bioscience, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 399, P.O. Box 358, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Hunters Science, Rådmandsgade 55, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Dyrlægevej 16, 1870 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 570, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland

Received 18 April 2011; Revised 23 June 2011; Accepted 24 June 2011

Academic Editor: Timm C. Harder

Copyright © 2011 Christian Sonne et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Information on cloacae temperature CT, heart rate HR, Isoflurane use, and oxygen flow was collected during field implantation of Platform Terminal Transmitters PTT- 100 satellite transmitters in Greenland sea birds. Information was obtained from 14 intracoelomic and 5 subcutaneous implantations in thick-billed murres Uria lomvia and 9 intracoelomic implantations in common eiders Somateria mollissima. CT decreased in the order subcutaneous murres > intracoelomic eiders > intracoelomic murres due to the explorative exposure to the surroundings and increased heat loss murres smaller than eiders and because the eider PTTs were preheated to 35

C. During all implantations, heat loss was prevented using electric heat and rescue blankets. Regarding HR, the fluctuations were most pronounced during the intracoelomic murre implantations as a result of lower PTT temperature and lower body size leading to more pronounced digital manipulations and stimulation of the pelvic nerve plexus. Based on these results, we therefore suggest that HR and CT are carefully monitored in order to adjust anaesthesia and recommend the use of an electric heat blanket and preheating of PTTs to body temperature in order to prevent unnecessary heat loss causing physiological stress to the birds.

Autor: Christian Sonne, Steen Andersen, Anders Mosbech, Annette Flagstad, and Flemming Merkel



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