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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Megan Henrichs on Tuesday September 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to AGR 170 at Illinois State University taught by Cori (Harrison) Malone in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Animal Science in Agriculture at Illinois State University.
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Date Created: 09/06/16
Week 2 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:02 AM 8/29/16: HANDOUT 8/31/16: Herd Animals: Most livestock are herd animals, and they are likely to become highly agitated and stressed when they are separated from their herd mates o Isolation can cause physiological stress and decreases productivity Desire to be with the herd can to help move animals o Cattle and sheep are motivated to maintain visual contact with each other and "follow the leader" Groups of animals that have body contact remain calmer Handling Facility Layout: An animals stress reaction to a handling procedure depends on genetics, individual differences and previous experiences Facility design can have a strong influence on the quality of the animal's previous experiences and can influence the ease with which the animal can be handled in the future Handling facilities that utilize behavioral principles thus make handling easier in the present and future Handout What does this mean? Which is more practical for livestock producers to strive for, animal rights/animal welfare? o Productivity o Feed the world Welfare: feeding/watering - calling the vet when animal hurt/sick Rights: cruel to eat meat - releasing dogs from shelters
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