Choice of attractive conditions by beef cattle in a Y-maze just after release from restraint.

@article{Ishiwata2007ChoiceOA,
  title={Choice of attractive conditions by beef cattle in a Y-maze just after release from restraint.},
  author={T. Ishiwata and R. Kilgour and K. Uetake and Y. Eguchi and T. Tanaka},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={
          1080-5
        }
}
To provide useful information on how to moderate posthandling stress, the attractiveness of different conditions to beef cattle just after release from restraint was determined. Angus heifers were individually allowed to enter a choice area after 2 min of restraint in a squeeze chute and to choose between 2 pens. After the heifer had chosen a pen, it could freely access both test pens and the choice area for a further 5 min. In Exp. 1, each heifer was given 1 of the following choices: a pen… Expand
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