Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill.

Abstract

This Major Qualifying Project (MQP) creates a working procedure and data application technique for indirect calorimetry tests at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Hospital for Large Animals. The immediate goal was to determine resting energy expenditure (REE) and respiratory quotient (RQ) values for normal neonatal foals. Our measurements have contributed to a pool of normal data and will be helpful in establishing baseline values. At Tufts, the ultimate objective is to compare these values to those from foals in the neonatal ICU to estimate the nutritional needs of the compromised foal.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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