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Observations on the influence of repeated sampling procedures on temperament changes of weaner cattle

Petherick, J.C. and Holroyd, R.G. and Doogan, V.J. and Cooper, N.J. (1998) Observations on the influence of repeated sampling procedures on temperament changes of weaner cattle. In: Animal Production in Australia: The Australian Society of Animal Production. Twenty-second Biennial Conference.

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Abstract

Experimental cattle are often restrained for repeated blood collection and faecal sampling and may baulk at entering the crush, possibly from learning that crush entry is followed by an unpleasant experience. We asked whether repeated sampling affects temperament. One measure of temperament is flight speed, which is the time, measured electronically, for an animal to cover a set distance on release from a weighing crate (Burrow et al. 1988).

22nd Biennial Conference.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP]. © Australian Society of Animal Production, ASAP.
Keywords:Cattle; Sampling Procedures; Temperament.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine
Animal culture > Cattle
Deposited On:23 Jan 2006
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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