Effect of transportation on blood serum composition, disease incidence, and production traits in young calves. Influence of the journey duration.

@article{Mormde1982EffectOT,
  title={Effect of transportation on blood serum composition, disease incidence, and production traits in young calves. Influence of the journey duration.},
  author={Pierre Morm{\`e}de and J Soissons and R-M. Bluth{\'e} and Jean-Claude Raoult and G Legarff and Didier Levieux and Robert Dantzer},
  journal={Annales de recherches veterinaires. Annals of veterinary research},
  year={1982},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={369-84}
}
This study was done in the normal commercial operation of a local cooperative in the western part of France. Sixty-two veal calves were randomly divided into two groups. The animals of the first group (short journey) left the farm of origin and arrived at the fattening unit in the evening of the same day after a short passage in a transit center. The animals of the other group (long journey) remained in the transit center, without any food or water supply during the night and were trucked about… CONTINUE READING