Some effects of repeated handling and the use of a mask on stress responses in zebu cattle during restraint.

@article{Andrade2001SomeEO,
  title={Some effects of repeated handling and the use of a mask on stress responses in zebu cattle during restraint.},
  author={Olyn Andrade and Agustin Orihuela and Juan Solano and Carlos Salvador Galina},
  journal={Applied animal behaviour science},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={175-181}
}
The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of repeated handling and the use of a mask on the order of entry, temperament, cortisol concentration and heart and respiratory rates of Brahman cattle during restraint in a squeeze chute. In the first experiment, 18 cows were restrained in the chute for 10min on 19 test-days and blood samples were collected during five of the trials. Habituation to handling was reflected by a decrease in cortisol concentration as the study advanced… CONTINUE READING

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