Livestock Heat Stress During Transport & Lairage

When transporting livestock such as sheep and cattle, several considerations take place to ensure smooth transport and safe arrival. There are numerous exposures that can cause stress on livestock during transportation, such as: Loud sounds and vibrations Shortage of food or water Motion during transport Quickly changing weather conditions Change of temperature, such as cold to hot Heat stress How Does Heat Stress Affect Livestock? Heat stress has an adverse effect on livestock, whether the livestock is being used for milk, meat, or for work animals. For example, heat stress can cause cows to produce less milk. Not only is...

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