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|Title: ||Efﬁcacy and Function of Feathers, Hair, and Glabrous Skin in the Thermoregulation Strategies of Domestic Animals|
|Authors: ||Mota-Rojas, Daniel|
|Issue Date: ||21-Nov-2021|
|Citation: ||Mota-Rojas, D.; Titto, C.G.; de Mira Geraldo, A.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Gómez, J.; Hernández-Ávalos, I.; Casas, A.; Domínguez, A.; José, N.; Bertoni, A.; Pereira, A. Efﬁcacy and Function of Feathers, Hair, and Glabrous Skin in the Thermoregulation Strategies of Domestic Animals. Animals 2021, 11, 3472. https://doi.org/10.3390/ ani11123472|
|Abstract: ||The objective of this review is to describe and analyze the effect of feathers, hair, and glabrous (hairless) skin on the thermoregulation of domestic and endotherm animals, especially concerning the uses and scope of infrared thermography (IRT), scientiﬁc ﬁndings on heat and cold stress, and differences among species of domestic animals. Clinical medicine considers thermoregulation a mechanism that allows animals to adapt to varying thermal environmental conditions, a process in which the presence of feathers, hair, or glabrous skin inﬂuences heat loss or heat retention, respectively, under hot and cold environmental conditions. Evaluating body temperature provides vital information on an individual’s physiological state and health status since variations in euthermia maintenance in vertebrates reﬂect a signiﬁcant cellular metabolism deviation that needs to be assessed and quantiﬁed. IRT is a non-invasive tool for evaluating thermal responses under thermal stress conditions in animals, where the presence or absence of feathers, hair, and glabrous skin can affect readings and the differences detected. Therefore, anatomical regions, the characteristics of feathers, hair, glabrous skin such as structure, length, color, and extension, and strategies for dissipating or retaining heat together constitute a broad area of opportunity for future research into the phenomena of dermal thermoregulation in domestic species.|
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