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Table 1.

The effect of ambient temperature on the evolvement of panting in heat-acclimated and non-acclimated pigeons

Number of birds panting (%)
Ta(°C)NAcHAc
30 0 (0/15) 0 (0/20) 
35 0 (0/15) 0 (0/20) 
40 0 (0/15) 0 (0/20) 
45 60 (9/15) 0 (0/20) 
50 100 (15/15) 0 (0/20) 
55 100 (7/7) 0 (0/20) 
Number of birds panting (%)
Ta(°C)NAcHAc
30 0 (0/15) 0 (0/20) 
35 0 (0/15) 0 (0/20) 
40 0 (0/15) 0 (0/20) 
45 60 (9/15) 0 (0/20) 
50 100 (15/15) 0 (0/20) 
55 100 (7/7) 0 (0/20) 

Ta, ambient temperature; NAc, non-acclimated; HAc,heat-acclimated.

Values in parentheses are number of birds.

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