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Table 3 Evaluation of the wound temperature by palpation in comparison to the skin temperature measurements with the infrared camera (IRT)

From: Postoperative wound assessment in cattle: How reliable is the back hand palpation?

Number of measurements HT group LT group
palpatorically palpatorically
positive negative total positive negative total
IRT>1 °C 3 4 7 11 51 62
IRT<1 °C 2 51 53 1 17 18
total 5 55 60 12 68 80
  1. LT: Group of cows whose measurements were taken at low ambient temperatures (n = 8; 80 measurements)
  2. HT: Group of cows whose measurements were taken at high ambient temperatures (n = 6; 60 measurements)