Energy Balance in the Resting and Exercising Rabbit

  • Matthew J. Kluger
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 12)


During the past several years, my colleagues and I have been investigating the thermoregulatory responses of the New Zealand white rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) to various environmental and internal temperature stresses. Areas of thermal sensitivity (both peripheral and internal), as well as the heat-dissipating and -conserving responses initiated by stimulation of these areas, have been studied. The research described here considers those mechanisms that enable the rabbit to regulate its body temperature over a wide range of ambient temperatures while resting, or during and following exercise.


Heat Loss Skin Temperature Core Temperature Rectal Temperature Skin Conductance 
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