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- Earley, Bernadette, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Research in veterinary science 2014 v.97 no.2 pp. 458-463
- beef bulls; biomarkers; calves; interleukin-8; neutrophils; pastures; stress response; weaning
- ... The study objective was to investigate the physiological effects of weaning on beef calves and identify a panel of blood-based welfare biomarkers. On the day (d) of weaning (d 0), 16 spring-born, single-suckled, beef bull calves that previously grazed with their dams at pasture, were assigned to one of two treatments: (1) control (n = 8), calves were loose-housed with their dam, (2) weaned (n = 8) ...