Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 49 issue 4 (august 2015) : 550-552

Electrocardiographic patterns in New Zealand White Rabbits under induced cold stress

Juneet Kour, JafrinAra Ahmed, Ovais Aarif
1Division of Veterinary Physiology, F.V.S.c. & A.H., R.S. Pura, Jammu-180 001, India.
Cite article:- Kour Juneet, Ahmed JafrinAra, Aarif Ovais (2023). Electrocardiographic patterns in New Zealand White Rabbits under induced cold stress. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 49(4): 550-552. doi: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00094.1.
A study was conducted on twelve clinically normal and healthy New Zealand White rabbits of both sexes, weighing between 2-3 kg, and aged between 1-3 years to observe electrocardiogram and its changes during cold stress. The heart rate decreasednon significantly with fall in temperature.During cold stress no significant changes were observed in the amplitude and duration of waves from the normal but there was a characteristic appearance of ‘J’ wave at -12°C that was prominent at -15°C.
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