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Small Animals
Ear versus rectal temperature in dogs and cats
  1. Siobhan Garner
  1. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Midlothian EH25 9RG e-mail:

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AS part of the curriculum at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, undergraduates are required to complete a final-year research project. For my project, I compared the temperatures gained from ear and rectal thermometers in cats and dogs. Since obtaining an animal's temperature is an important part of veterinary medicine, I thought …

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