02-16-2018, 07:52 AM
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Boston metro-area, USA
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| | IME, any digital probe will do
I just use any digital temp-probe, & slip the tip into an INSIDE-OUT sandwich baggie, so that the hot-welded edge that's been sliced is *inside* the bag, & can't cut the animal's anus.
Flat covers are OK to use under a human tongue, if the human is old-enuf to co-operate & sit quietly with the probe & cover flat, in place -
for young children, that's too much to ask, & a touch-free temp reader that is swept across the forehead, works much better.
For all nonhumans, i take rectal temps with a baggie to keep the probe-tip clean, & if the animal is dirty [livestock, or a usually-clean indoor pet with diarrhea or any possible contagion], I put a glove over the wide end of the probe - the end i hold.
When i withdraw it, i lay it on a paper-towel, read the digits, discard the baggie & glove with freshly-gloved hands, & wipe the probe thoroughly with wet-wipes B4 i dry it with a fresh paper-towel, & put it in the case.
I don't want my probe to become a point of contagion.