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Stress Factors of Farm Animals and Their Effects on Performance
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Stressful environments are a major contributor to animal discomfort. This project is developing improved means of animal stress measurement methods.
Two objectives guide Kentucky's contributions and partnerships in this Multi-State Project:
A.Identify appropriate measures of animal stress and well-being and characterize factors affecting the biology of the stress response.
B.Evaluate management strategies that minimize the detrimental effects of animal stress.