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What types of noises are bad?
loud, sudden noises
What is considered good noise? How does good noise benefit the animals?
- white noise/background noise
- mutes the unavoidable loud noises and can increase productivity/decrease stress
What do we want to avoid visually when working with large animals?
- avoid moving objects
- avoid drastic color changes and/or shadows
What do large animals do to see objects better?
lower the heads
Do large animals move around curved stuff or straight lines/corners better?
Why is stress bad?
- decreases production (weight gain, milk production)
- stress is "contagious"
- can be fatal
- decreases reproductive performance
- decreases quality of product at slaughter is stressed during that time
- decreases rumen function
- decreases immune system function
What is the size of the flight zone based on?
- size of enclosure
- the individual animal - degree of socialization, illness, nursing
- anything new/novel will increase size of flight zone
Where is the point of balance?
at the shoulder