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Physiological responses of Bos taurus and Bos indicus cattle to prolonged, continuous heat and humidity

Beatty, D.T., Barnes, A.ORCID: 0000-0002-7227-230X, Taylor, E., Pethick, D.ORCID: 0000-0002-3255-7677, McCarthy, M. and Maloney, S.K. (2006) Physiological responses of Bos taurus and Bos indicus cattle to prolonged, continuous heat and humidity. Journal of Animal Science, 84 (4). pp. 972-985.

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Abstract

Two experiments were conducted to investigate the physiological responses of Bos taurus (Angus cross, n = 6) and Bos indicus (Brahman, n = 6) cattle to prolonged heat and humidity, as can occur during live export by sea. Each experiment was carried out in climate-controlled rooms, where heifers were exposed to 15 d of sustained heat and humidity. The treatment was designed to be representative of a long-haul, live-export voyage leaving a southern Australian winter and traveling to a Middle Eastern summer. Wet bulb temperature (WBT) was used to give a combined measure of dry bulb temperature and relative humidity and was increased over several days, culminating in 5 d at 32

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: American Society of Animal Science
Copyright: 2006 American Society of Animal Science
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12642
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