A two-peak circadian system in body temperature and activity in the domestic cat, Felis catus L.

Walter Randall, J. Thomas Cunningham, Steffanie Randall, John Luttschwager, Ralph F. Johnson

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Abstract

1. 1.|The body temperature and activity of cats exhibit two-peak patterns during the 24 hr period. 2. 2.|The two peaks are retained when the temperature and activity are permitted to freerun. 3. 3.|A third prominent peak appears in the actograms in cats in the main colony, induced by the presence of humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-37
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Thermal Biology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1987

Keywords

  • Body temperature
  • Fourier transform
  • activity patterns
  • cats, Felis catus
  • circadian
  • time series

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