Transport of Young Veal Calves: Effects of Pre-transport Diet, Transport Duration and Type of Vehicle on Health, Behavior, Use of Medicines, and Slaughter Characteristics.

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Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 401 words
Lexile Measure: 1150L

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Author(s): Francesca Marcato, Henry van den Brand, Bas Kemp, Bas Engel, Maaike Wolthuis-Fillerup, Kees van Reenen

The aim of this study was to investigate effects of different early life transport-related factors on health, behavior, use of medicines and slaughter characteristics of veal calves. An experiment was conducted with a 2 à 2 à 2 factorial arrangement with 3 factors: (1) provision of rearing milk or electrolytes before transport, (2) transport duration (6 or 18 h), and (3) type of vehicle (open truck or conditioned truck). The study included male Holstein-Friesian and cross-bred calves (<italic>N</italic> = 368; 18 ± 4 days;...

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