• Publications
  • Influence
Assessment of stress during handling and transport.
  • T. Grandin
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of animal science
  • 1997
Fear is a very strong stressor, and the highly variable results of handling and transportation studies are likely to be due to different levels of psychological stress. Psychological stress is fearExpand
AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition
1. Clarification: The 2013 Guidelines make a distinction between euthanasia, humane killing, and slaughter, and state that neither slaughter nor humane killing is covered in the document P.68,Expand
Feedlot cattle with calm temperaments have higher average daily gains than cattle with excitable temperaments.
This study was conducted to assess the effect of temperament on the average daily gains of feedlot cattle. Cattle (292 steers and 144 heifers) were transported to Colorado feedlot facilities. BreedsExpand
Influence of free-stall base on tarsal joint lesions and hygiene in dairy cows.
The objective was to quantify the incidence of tarsal lesions and level of hygiene by stall bed type. Cows were scored on 100 dairies from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, and New York in theExpand
Behavioral agitation during handling of cattle is persistent over time
Abstract Cattle which become extremely behaviorally agitated during restraint and handling are dangerous to handlers and are more likely to become stressed. Fifty-three Gelbvich×Simmental×CharolaisExpand
Bos indicus-cross feedlot cattle with excitable temperaments have tougher meat and a higher incidence of borderline dark cutters.
Temperament ratings based on a numerical scale (chute score) were assessed during weighing and handling of cattle at a feedlot. Breeds studied included Braford, Red Brangus and Simbrah. Cattle wereExpand
Auditing animal welfare at slaughter plants.
  • T. Grandin
  • Business, Medicine
  • Meat science
  • 1 September 2010
The OIE Welfare Standards on slaughter transport, and killing of animals for disease control are basic minimum standards that every country should follow. The OIE, European Union, and many privateExpand
Thinking in Pictures
Coping strategies.
  • T. Grandin
  • Medicine
  • Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 1983
Everyone deals with stress after a Critical Incident in his or her own way. That is the way we physically, mentally, physiologically and spiritually are able to COPE with an event or events thatExpand