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9 July 2019 Rate of Cooling in a Moose (Alces alces) Carcass
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Abstract

Postmortem body temperature is used to estimate time of death in humans, but the available models are not validated for most nonhuman species. Here, we report that cooling in an adult female moose (Alces alces) equipped with a rumen temperature monitor was extremely slow, with a rumen temperature of 27–28 C as late as 40 h postmortem.

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Alina L. Evans, Boris Fuchs, Anne Randi Græsli, Wiebke Neumann, Fredrik Stenbacka, Navinder Singh, Göran Ericsson, Jonas Malmsten, and Jon M. Arnemo "Rate of Cooling in a Moose (Alces alces) Carcass," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(3), 710-712, (9 July 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-05-114
Received: 3 May 2018; Accepted: 15 September 2018; Published: 9 July 2019
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