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TOBECTotal Body Electrical Conductivity
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Among other methods, TOBEC (Total Body Electrical Conductivity) needs further explanation.
where L is estimated body fat (g); E is the mean of TOBEC measurements; and M is total mass (g).
Measurements were done indoors on each bird from one transport cage at a time to reduce the effects of ambient outdoor temperature, wind and lighting conditions on TOBEC readings (Roby, 1991).
TOBEC, Total Body Electric Conductivity, passes an electric current through the body to detect the amount of fat tissue, which is less conductive than lean tissue.
Estimation of fat-free mass of live birds: use of total body electrical conductivity (TOBEC) measurements in studies of single species in the field.