ASA 128th Meeting - Austin, Texas - 1994 Nov 28 .. Dec 02

4aAB5. Physiological monitoring of noise effects in wildlife.

D. W. DeYoung

Univ. Animal Care, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724

Maj. R. C. Kull, Jr.

AL/OEBN, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7901

Noise as a stress to animals will be discussed with respect to the physiological parameters that characterize it. Known currently available radiotelemetry systems that can monitor some of these parameters will be presented. Data that can be reliably derived from parameters obtained by available radiotelemetry systems will be presented. Possible pathology due to long-term stress as well as information for animal studies, telemetry implant surgery and anesthesia, and the potential complications of implant surgery will be discussed. Finally, recommendations for future study of noise as a stressor to animals will be made. [Work supported by USAF.]