Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

A non-invasive system, utilizing respiratory inductive plethysmography and a flowmeter (RIP-flow), of testing lung function in horses was tested and compared to the conventional system now used. Changes in a number of RIP-flow variables that correlate with changes in the conventional variables as a result of hyperventilation were found. It was determined that a different way of analyzing the RIP-flow variables is needed in order to avoid introducing error into the measurements from the manipulations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Biology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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