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- Earley, Bernadette; McNamara, John D.; Jerrams, Stephen J.; O’Riordan, Edward G.
- Acta veterinaria scandinavica 2017 v.59 no.1 pp. 34
- liveweight gain, etc ; beef cattle; body weight; carcass composition; carcass weight; concrete; ethylene-vinyl acetate; finishing; floors; foams; hooves; laminitis; physiological response; rubber; steers; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... BACKGROUND: The objective was to investigate the effect of placing mats on concrete slatted floors on performance, behaviour, hoof condition, dirt scores, physiological and immunological variables of beef steers, and to compare responses with animals on out-wintering pads. Continental crossbred beef steers [n = 360; mean (±SD) initial live weight 539 kg (42.2)] were blocked by breed and live weigh ...
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