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Identifying preslaughter stress in cattle

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By Suzanne Jarvis

Work by researchers in Northern Ireland has shown the potential for gathering information on animal welfare using temperature data collected regularly by farmers.

Results from the project, which were presented at the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare conference last week, showed boluses in cattle can successfully identify stress-induced hyperthermia during the preslaughter period.

The work was presented by Gareth Arnott from the Institute …

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