The effects of heat exposure (31°C) on Zebu and Scottish Highland cattle

  title={The effects of heat exposure (31°C) on Zebu and Scottish Highland cattle},
  author={S. Seif and H. D. Johnson and A. Lippincott},
  journal={International Journal of Biometeorology},
Three Zebu and three Highland mature heifers were used to study the effect of a moderately high environmental temperature (31°C) on temperatureregulatory responses of cold- and heat-tolerant cattle to thermal stress. Following a 7-day period of adjustment to 31°C, the Highland heifers decreased their internal heat production by decreasing feed consumption by 31% and oxygen consumption by 19%. They also increased their evaporative heat losses by an increased respiration rate of 92% and total… Expand
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