Investigating the impact of husbandry and management practices on the interaction of animal well-being and product quality in beef, swine, and dairy production systems
The impact of husbandry and management practices were investigated in a beef feedlot, a small slaughter facility, and a dairy. In the first experiment, the impact of â-adrenergic agonist supplementation and implant strategy on the physiological, metabolic, and behavioral responses of feedlot steers was evaluated. Due to the ineffectiveness of head-only electrical stunning of pigs in small slaughter establishments, a two-stage stunning method was proposed where head-only stunning for 3 s was immediately followed by application of the same stunning wand to the cardiac region of the animal for 3 ...
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