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Behaviour of tail-docked lambs tested in isolation

clearly within the first 3 h after treatment application, while afterwards, a decrease in acute pain is usually assumed (Graham et al ., 1997 ; Kent et al ., 1998 ; Molony et al ., 2002 ; Grant, 2004 ; McCracken et al ., 2010 ). Lambs may be immunologically stressed around the time of tail docking as a result of sub-clinical disease ( Roger, 2008 ). However, ischaemic necrosis around the tail-docking area was still observed at 4 wk after treatment application, with frequent reddening, swelling, inflammation and minor infection of the skin immediately proximal

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Scientific appraisal of the Irish grass-based milk production system as a sustainable source of premium quality milk and dairy products

in a cubicle house during the dry period (up to 8 wk prior to calving) and outdoors on a pasture-based diet after parturition. Results showed that the pasture-based cows were at greater risk of nutritional and metabolic stress in the first 10 d after calving than the TMR-fed indoor-housed cows. However, this was not found to be associated with any superior immune status of the indoor-based cows or the poorer health of the pasture-based cows. No differences were found between the two groups in relation to immune health indicators. In fact, the pasture-based cows

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Response of two-row and six-row barley to fertiliser N under Irish conditions

Introduction There is renewed interest in the production of winter barley in recent years in Ireland and the area used to produce winter barley has increased accordingly ( CSO, 2015 ). This can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved grain yields as a result of the introduction of new cultivars. Grain yield is also perceived as being more stable between seasons compared to other crops, particularly, winter wheat. Barley can have two ear structures. In six-row barley, the three spikelets at each node on the rachis are fertile; whereas in two

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Stress and Cancer in Dogs: Comparison Between a Population of Dogs Diagnosed with Cancer and a Control Population - A Pilot Study

.A.R.A.M., de Vries, H.W., Mol, J.A. (2000). Behavioural and hormonal indicators of enduring environmental stress in dogs. Anim. Welfare 9, 49-62. 49. Yang, Y., Koh, D., Ng V., Lee, C.Y., Dong, F., Goh, S.H., Anantharaman, V., Chia, S.E. (2002). Self-perceived work related stress and the relation with salivary IgA and Lysozyme among emergency department nurses. Occup. Environ. Med. 59, 836-841. PMid:12468751 PMCid:PMC1763606 50. Ng, V., Koh, D., Mok, B.Y.Y., Chia, S.E., Lim, L.P. (2003). Salivary biomarkers associated with

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Methods for growth regulation of greenhouse produced ornamental pot- and bedding plants – a current review

stress on growth and physiological responses. Sci. Hortic. 122: 579-585. Autio J., Voipio I., Koivunen T., 1994. Responses of aster, dusty miller, and petunia seedlings to daily exposure to mechanical stress. HortScience 29: 1449-1452. Baas R., Brandts A., Straver N., 1993. Growth regulation of bedding plants and poinsettia using low phosphorus fertilization and ebb-and flow irrigation. Acta Hort. 378: 129-138. Bañón S., González A., Cano E.A., Franco J.A., Fernández J.A., 2002. Growth, development and colour response of

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Peristaltic slip flow of a Bingham fluid in an inclined porous conduit with Joule heating

tried to understand the behaviour of peristalsis by considering different fluids and geometries. Elshehawey and Mekhemier [ 3 ] studied the peristaltic flow of couple-stress fluids. Usha and Ramachandra Rao [ 4 ] investigated the impact of the peristalsis on two-layered power-law fluid flows. Misra and Pandey [ 5 ] discussed the peristaltic flow of a non-Newtonian fluid by considering a peripheral layer. The study of non-Newtonian fluid flow problems with heat transfer has many applications in chemical engineering and related industries; also, due to its tremendous

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A model for the operations to render epidemic-free a hog farm infected by the Aujeszky disease

. In pregnant sows the infection causes reproductive failure. In vaccinated animals the infection is usually asymptomatic. Lifelong latent infection commonly follows inapparent infection or clinical recovery. Stress may reactivate latent infections, causing recrudescent shedding of ADV. The primary means of transmission of the virus is thought to be by direct contact between infected and susceptible pigs. Indirect contacts by personnel, infected semen, feed, vehicles and equipment can also spread the virus within and among herds. Also long-distance airborne

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