Responses of calves to acute stress: individual consistency and relations between behavioral and physiological measures.

@article{Reenen2005ResponsesOC,
  title={Responses of calves to acute stress: individual consistency and relations between behavioral and physiological measures.},
  author={Cornelis G. van Reenen and N. O'Connell and Jozef T N Van der Werf and Sijmen Mechiel Korte and Hans Hopster and Rodney B Jones and Harry Blokhuis},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={557-70}
}
The present study examined the consistency over time of individual differences in behavioral and physiological responsiveness of calves to intuitively alarming test situations as well as the relationships between behavioral and physiological measures. Twenty Holstein Friesian heifer calves were individually subjected to the same series of two behavioral and two hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis reactivity tests at 3, 13 and 26 weeks of age. Novel environment (open field, OF) and… CONTINUE READING
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