Heat stress risk factors of feedlot heifers

@inproceedings{BrownBrandl2006HeatSR,
  title={Heat stress risk factors of feedlot heifers},
  author={T. M. Brown-Brandl and R. A. Eigenberg and John Anthony Nienaber},
  year={2006}
}
Heat stress in cattle results in millions ofdollars in lost revenue each year dueto production losses, andin extreme cases, death. Death losses are more likely to result from animals vulnerable to heat stress. A study was conducted to determine risk factors for heat stress in feedlot heifers. Over two consecutive summers, a total of 256 feedlot heifers (32/ breed/ year) of four breeds were observed. As a measure of stress, respiration rates and panting scores were taken twice daily (morning and… CONTINUE READING
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