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Elsing, Gustaf, 2009. Påverkas hästens hudtemperatur av magnettäcken?. Second cycle, A1N, A1F or AXX ( AXX). Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Clinical Sciences (until 231231)



The market offers more and more products that are claimed to have medically
positive effects (like increased blood perfusion etc.) due to their magnetic
properties. The objective of this study was to investigate if blankets containing
permanent (static) magnets have a greater impact on cutaneous blood circulation
than ordinary blankets without magnets. Eight standard bred horses were used in a
cross-over study. The cutaneous temperature was presumed to reflect blood flow
in the skin and therefore thermography and local thermistors were used to indicate
changes in circulation. Baseline values were registered before the blanket was
applied. Additional measurements were made during and after removal of the
blankets. The results were compared between the groups in order to see if there
were statistically significant differences. The study did not reveal any significant
differences in local and general skin temperatures between the two study groups.
Thus, this study of a small number of horses could not support the idea that static
magnets have any effect on cutaneous blood flow.

Main title:Påverkas hästens hudtemperatur av magnettäcken?
Authors:Elsing, Gustaf
Supervisor:Edner, Anna
Examiner:Jones, Bernt
Series:Examensarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Fakulteten för veterinärmedicin och husdjursvetenskap, Veterinärprogrammet
Volume/Sequential designation:2009:3
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1N, A1F or AXX
Student's programme affiliation:3050A Veterinary Medicine Programme (admitted before July 1, 2007) 330 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences (until 231231)
Keywords:Häst, Termografi, Magnettäcke, Statisk magnetism, Hudtemperatur
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Deposited On:16 Dec 2009 12:19
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:10

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