Figure 1. Thermal neutral zone diagram in the top panel shows critical (C1) temperatures, thermal neutral zone (O.K.), and areas where the animal has to adapt. The lower diagram shows how this concept can be applied to social stress. Isolation and crowding are the extremes, with C1 areas defining the critical number of pen mates to which the animal can adapt.
April 25 and 26, 2006
Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference