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Technology such as infrared thermography brings hard data — instead of opinion — to the animal welfare debate, says Ed Pajor, a professor of animal welfare at the University of Calgary.  Photo: Jill Steele

Stress tool could have a big impact

Infrared thermography provides a quick and non-invasive way to 
measure stress, and that has big implications for livestock producers

Reading Time: 5 minutes A new ‘eye’ on how animals respond to stressful situations is providing researchers with a valuable tool that could one day have a big impact on how livestock are treated. Infrared thermography — or IRT — can tell a lot of stories by measuring body heat in a specific area. Using a device that looks […] Read more