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- Maraba, Kgadi Pauline, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Small ruminant research 2018 v.160 pp. 31-37
- Merino; antioxidants; biomarkers; carcass quality; carcass weight; color; dressing percentage; erythrocytes; fatty acid composition; feed intake; feed supplements; glucose; glutathione peroxidase; growth performance; hemoglobin; lambs; males; meat; meat quality; oxidative stress; pH; psychosocial factors; selenium; shelf life; slaughter weight; superoxide dismutase; temperature; vitamin E; water holding capacity; weight gain
- ... Deprivation of social contact through solitary confinement has the potential to induce stress in farm animals. Current evidence that housing-induced stress contributes to suboptimal welfare, growth performance and meat quality in sheep is neither ubiquitous nor convincing. This study, therefore, investigated the effect of social stress, as induced by single-pen (isolated) and paired-pen (socially ...