Assessment of the stresses imposed on adult ostriches (Struthio camelus) during handling, loading, transportation and unloading.

@article{Minka2008AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the stresses imposed on adult ostriches (Struthio camelus) during handling, loading, transportation and unloading.},
  author={Ndazo S Minka and Joseph Olusegun Ayo},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2008},
  volume={162 26},
  pages={846-51}
}
The stresses imposed during the handling, loading and unloading of 250 adult ostriches (Struthio camelus) transported by road were evaluated, weighted, scored and later compared with some objective physiological indices of stress measured after the journey. During handling, the numbers of slips and falls, incidents of aggressive behaviour, the calculated behavioural points, the number of injuries recorded per ostrich and the time spent were significantly (P<0.01) greater than the values… CONTINUE READING
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