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Table 1 Posterior estimates for the higher-order parameters in the model of hoof temperature.

From: Normal variation in thermal radiated temperature in cattle: implications for foot-and-mouth disease detection

Factor Parameter Mean Median 95% credible limits
     Lower Upper
intercept mean 14.03 14.04 11.60 16.37
  s.d. 4.88 4.76 3.40 7.09
ambient temperature mean 0.78 0.78 0.64 0.93
  s.d. 0.29 0.29 0.20 0.43
hoof (front-left is baseline)     
front-right mean 0.24 0.24 -0.51 1.00
  s.d. 1.35 1.32 0.83 2.09
hind-left mean -0.06 -0.06 -0.48 0.37
  s.d. 0.26 0.19 0.03 0.83
hind-right mean -0.04 -0.04 -0.46 0.38
  s.d. 0.21 0.14 0.03 0.70
camera aspect (front is baseline)     
lateral mean -0.94 -0.94 -1.34 -0.53
  s.d. 0.13 0.10 0.03 0.42
medial mean -1.19 -1.20 -1.60 -0.77
  s.d. 0.12 0.09 0.02 0.36
rear mean -0.69 -0.70 -1.10 -0.28
  s.d. 0.13 0.10 0.03 0.43
  1. s.d.: standard deviation (reflecting between-animal variability in the parameter)