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An infrared image shows increased temperature in the area of a calf’s eyes—a sign that the animal feels threatened.

N&H TOPLINE: Dairy calf personalities predict ability to cope with stress

Some animals are less likely to cope under standard management practices and may be more likely to become ill.

Earlier this year, dairy cattle researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) published a study that found that dairy calves have distinct personality traits from a very young age. Researchers from the faculty of land and food systems tested calves for pessimism, fearfulness and

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