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Title: Use of an ice vest to elicit a cold response in neonatal lambs
Contributor(s): Hergenhan, Rachelle (author); Hinch, Geoffrey  (author)orcid ; Ferguson, Drewe  (author)
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: The ability of the neonatal lamb to respond to cold stress is considered vital to the likelihood of its survival in many sheep production systems. Various methods have been used to assess the neonatal lamb cold responses including progressively cooled water baths (Slee et al. 1990), temperature controlled chambers (Alexander 1961) and noradrenaline and other drug treatments which stimulate brown fat metabolism thereby mimicking a real cold exposure (Slee et al. 1987). This study compared body temperature responses induced by an ice vest to those induced by a noradrenaline challenge as a means of assessing individual lamb variation in cold responses.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Food, Feed, Energy and Fibre from Land - A vision for 2020: An International Conference to address future challenges for land use, Belfast, United Kingdom, 12th - 14th April, 2010
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and the Agricultural Research Forum 2010: Advances in Animal Biosciences, p. 227-227
Publisher: BSAS: British Society of Animal Science
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 2040-4700
Field of Research (FOR): 060803 Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
070202 Animal Growth and Development
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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