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Comparison of the measurement of heart rate in adult free-range chickens (Gallus domesticus) by auscultation and electrocardiography.
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PMID:  25294609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To compare the heart rates of adult free-range chickens (Gallus domesticus) measured by auscultation with a stethoscope with those measured simultaneously using electrocardiography (ECG).
METHODS: With each bird in a standing position, estimation of the heart rate was performed by placing a mark on paper for every 4 beats for roosters and 8 beats for hens as detected by auscultation over 30 s, while simultaneous ECG was performed.
RESULTS: Heart rates measured by auscultation showed a high correlation (r = 0.97) with those measured by ECG.
CONCLUSION: There was a high correlation between the heart rates of adult free-range chickens measured by auscultation with a stethoscope and those measured simultaneously using ECG.
Cf Smith; Bj Gavaghan; D McSweeney; V Powell; A Lisle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian veterinary journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1751-0813     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-9    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370616     Medline TA:  Aust Vet J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 Australian Veterinary Association.
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