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Title: Does a sheep's motivation to avoid hot conditions correspond to the physiological cost of remaining in those conditions?
Contributor(s): Fisher, AD (author); Roberts, N (author); Matthews, LR (author); Hinch, Geoffrey (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: Two experiments investigated whether an animal's motivation to avoid hot conditions was aligned with its physiological response to the same conditions. In Experiment 1 (physiology), Merino ewes (n=12 per treatment) were assigned to 5 d of heat challenge: 20, 25, 30 or 35 °C with 70% humidity. In Experiment 2, 6 Merino ewes were trained to press a panel to open a door between the heat challenge pen and a cool pen at 20 °C. Each animal was exposed to the same temperatures as Experiment 1 and four fixed work ratios (1, 4,10 and 25 panel presses), with one temperature and fixed ratio per 9-h test session.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 42nd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), Dublin, Ireland, 5th - 9th August, 2008
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 42nd Congress of the ISAE: Applied ethology - Addressing future challenges in animal agriculture, p. 45-45
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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