Technical note

Evaluation of individual ultraviolet radiation dosimeter sensitivity and specificity for assessing shade use

K. E. Holcomb, Carolyn Stull

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Abstract

The effects of solar or UV radiation on livestock are often evaluated in research focused on heat stress, dermatological conditions, and other topics, with radiation measurements recorded by instrumentation at a field or local weather station for a general geographical location. Individual sensors would be valuable for quantifying an individual animal’s exposure, especially as they move about in a heterogeneous environment. Individual commercially available UV dosimeters were evaluated for specificity and sensitivity and found to be potentially valuable research tools for assessing and comparing the UV radiation exposure of individual animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4220-4223
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Animal Science
Volume95
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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Radiation Tolerance
ultraviolet radiation
shade
Radiation
Sensitivity and Specificity
weather stations
Weather
Geographical Locations
Livestock
instrumentation
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sensors (equipment)
heat stress
animals
solar radiation
livestock
Hot Temperature
Radiation Dosimeters
Radiation Exposure

Keywords

  • Automated measurement
  • Horses
  • Livestock
  • Shade
  • Ultraviolet radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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Technical note : Evaluation of individual ultraviolet radiation dosimeter sensitivity and specificity for assessing shade use. / Holcomb, K. E.; Stull, Carolyn.

In: Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 95, No. 9, 01.09.2017, p. 4220-4223.

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