n Farmer’s Weekly - A drought to test any farmer's mettle : editor's note

Volume 2015, Issue 15044
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Who would have thought that the simple act of handling could be so detrimental to an animal's health? Leon Kruger of the smallstock unit of the Agricultural Research Council's Animal Production Institute conducted a study into the effect of handling, and found that animals became so stressed when handled that their immune systems were compromised (page 46).

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