Understanding the natural behavior patterns of animals will make handling more efficient and safer for both persons and animals. Some of the most important points are wide-angle vision, acute hearing, flight zone, and point of balance. The use of curved chutes with solid sides will help facilitate handling and keep mammals calmer.
Poultry will remain calmer in a darkened room. These principles are especially important for extensively raised animals. Finally, raising young bull calves in a social group where they interact with their own species will help prevent bulls from attacking people. The dominant male should be handled first.
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