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The Effect of Virtual Fencing Stimuli on Stress Responses and Behavior in Sheep

Authors
  • Kearton, Tellisa
  • Marini, Danila
  • Cowley, Frances
  • Belson, Susan
  • Lee, Caroline
Publication Date
Jan 21, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

0.05), there were more aversive responses observed in the electrical stimulus treatment compared to the control. Together, the responses showed that the beep stimuli were largely benign, the bark stimuli was minimally aversive, the electrical stimuli was acutely aversive, and the restraint was moderately aversive. These data suggest that, for sheep, their first exposure to the virtual fencing stimuli should be perceived as less aversive than a commonly used restraint procedure.

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