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Concentrations of faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in South African Mutton Merino sheep fed various sources of roughage

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
H.A. O’Neill, O.B. Einkamerer, B.T. Elago & A. Ganswindt Page: 501 - 506

The objective of this study was to determine whether various sources of roughage in nutritionally balanced feedlot diets would evoke a stress response in sheep. A nutritional stress response test was performed on 20 ewes, randomly divided into four treatment…

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Pre-slaughter effects on bleed-out times and some behavioural and physiological responses of Nguni and non-descript steers

  • 2017
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 47
Y.Z. Njisane & V. Muchenje Page: 79 - 90

The effect of loading, transportation, lairage and slaughter conditions on bleed-out times, behavioural and physiological responses of Nguni and non-descript steers reared extensively on natural pastures was investigated. Twenty Nguni (NG) and 20 non-descript (ND) steers were loaded and transported…

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Effects of stocking density on growth performance, carcass grade and immunity of pigs housed in sawdust fermentative pigsties

  • 2016
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 46
K.H. Kim, E.S. Cho, K.S. Kim, J.E. Kim, K.H. Seol, S.J. Sa, Y.M. Kim & Y.H. Kim Page: 294 - 301

This study determined the effect of space allowance on performance, carcass grade and physiological variables of pigs reared in sawdust fermentative pigsties. A total of 699 crossbred (Landrace × Yorkshire × Duroc) pigs were housed in sawdust fermentative pigsties and…

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Effect of shade on various parameters of Friesian cows in a Mediterranean climate in South Africa. 2. Physiological responses

  • 1994
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 24
C.J.C. Muller, J.A. Botha, W.A. Coetzer and W.A. Smith Page: 56 - 60

The effect of a shade structure on some physiological parameters of lactating Dutch-type Friesian cows was determined over three consecutive summer periods. Plasma cortisol concentration of no-shade cows was significantly (P < 0.05) higher than that of shade cows during…

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