Effects of prenatal stress on suckling calves.

  title={Effects of prenatal stress on suckling calves.},
  author={Donald C. Lay and Ronald D. Randel and Ted H. Friend and Omer C Jenkins and Don A Neuendorff and D M Bushong and E K Lanier and M K Bjorge},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={75 12},
Pregnant Brahman cows (n = 42), bred to either Brahman or Tuli bulls, were randomly assigned to one of three treatments: 1) transported in a stock trailer for 24.2 km, unloaded at a second farm and penned for 1 h, and then returned to the original farm (TRANS); 2) i.v. injection of ACTH, 1 IU/kg BW (ACTH); or 3) walked through the handling facilities (SHAM). Treatments were initiated on d 60 and repeated at 80, 100, 120, and 140 d of gestation. The calves from these cows were subjected to tests… CONTINUE READING
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