Comparison of heat tolerance of feedlot heifers of different breeds

@inproceedings{BrownBrandl2006ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of heat tolerance of feedlot heifers of different breeds},
  author={T. M. Brown-Brandl and John Anthony Nienaber and R. A. Eigenberg and Terry L. Mader and Julie L. Morrow and Jeff W. Dailey},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Heat stress in cattle causes decreases in feed intake and feed efficiency; in extreme cases, it can cause death. These losses amount to millions of dollars each year. A study was designed to determine severity of heat stress among four breeds of cattle. Throughout two summers, 256 feedlot heifers of four different breeds were observed. Respiration rates, panting scores, and surface temperatures were taken twice each day on 10 animals/breed for several weeks during the summers of 2002… CONTINUE READING
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