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Dear Dr Anand

Can we check and measure the Body Temperature in Fishes?.

Thanks
Prashant

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Fishes and reptiles are cold blooded animals, means they can change their body temperatures according to the environment where as mammals and birds are warm blooded animals, means they maintain their body temperature by way way of various thermo-regulatory mechanisms.


Hot-blooded animals (homeotherms) generate heat internally and maintain a relatively constant body temperature (higher than the average temperature of the environment). Examples include the mammals (including people) and birds. A related term is endothermy, meaning that an organism generates their own heat to maintain body temperatures.

Cold-blooded animals (poikilotherms) have a body temperature that changes with external conditions. Examples include reptiles and fishes, who need to sun themselves in the morning to warm up, and then protect themselves in the midday heat. A related term is ectothermy, meaning that an organism uses external heat sources (and heat sinks) to regulate its body temperature.  

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Dr S Bindu Anand

Expertise

Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

Experience

A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

Organizations
Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

Education/Credentials
BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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