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AEC12/30 Pharmacologically induced stress alters judgement bias but not attention bias in sheep

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AEC12/30 Pharmacologically induced stress alters judgement bias but not attention bias in sheep


This data collection contains behavioural and cortisol data for 28 Merino ewes. The study aimed to determine the impact of chronic stress on the emotional states of sheep, assessed through judgement bias and attention bias tests. Stress was induced pharmacologically by administering Synacthen. Judgement bias was assessed during acute (one injection... more


Animal Behaviour Animal Production not elsewhere classified


https://doi.org/10.25919/5c8725f046880


23 Apr 2013


19 May 2013


Jessica Monk
Jessica.Monk@csiro.au

sheep affective state stress chronic stress synacthen cortisol behaviour cognitive bias threat perception welfare emotion


Data were obtained by staff and students in the Agriculture and Food business unit during the experiment.


The work was funded by the CSIRO (internal funding). The data were generated by Else Verbeek, Deborah Rufo, Jim Lea, Tim Dyall, Dom Niemeyer, Danila Marini, Alison Small, Carlos Hernandez, Ian Colditz, Clemence Laude, Guillaume Havard and Benedicte Cazergue.


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CSIRO (Australia)


Monk, Jessica; Belson, Sue; Lee, Caroline (2019): AEC12/30 Pharmacologically induced stress alters judgement bias but not attention bias in sheep. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.25919/5c8725f046880


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About this Project

SIP 36-1: Resilience in livestock


This project aims to develop methods for identifying more resilient animals in our livestock productions systems. A key part of the project is development and validation of new measures which can assess the emotional components of animal well-being. Using these methods we will be able to better understand how farming practices impact animal well-be... more


Caroline Lee





Jessica Monk


Sue Belson


Caroline Lee


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