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Effect of housing system (wire cage versus group-housing) and in-house air quality parameters on the behaviour of fattening rabbits.

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Effect of housing system (wire cage versus group-housing) and in-house air quality parameters on the behaviour of fattening rabbits.

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dc.contributor.author Ribikauskas, Vytautas
dc.contributor.author Ribikauskiene, Daiva
dc.contributor.author Skurdeniene, Ina
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-12T16:55:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-12T23:30:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-30
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/9146
dc.description.abstract [EN] In the same room of an experimental rabbit house 2 housing systems were compared, namely three pens to keep rabbits on bedding and six wire cages for unbedded rabbit keeping. In total, 69 New Zealand White crossbred rabbits 8-12 wk old were used in the study. The rabbits were kept in groups with 0.6 m2 floor area per animal in pens with thinly scattered straw. Wire cages had no bedding and there were 4 rabbits in each cage and 0.4 m2 floor area per rabbit. The study lasted for 8 wk. Rabbit behaviour was observed once 1 wk for 24 h. Behaviour was recorded using a scan sampling every hour. Results were analysed by calculating the percentage frequency of each behaviour. Behaviour analysis according to the keeping method indicated that rabbits kept on bedding spent on average less time resting and grooming (41.53 % and 5.18 % vs. 53.60 % and 8.48 %) and more time eating (29.86 % vs. 18.03 %, respectively) in comparison with those kept in wire cages. There was a statistically significant positive correlation between environmental temperature, illumination, ammonia and carbon dioxide gas concentrations and activity of rabbits. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Rabbits es_ES
dc.subject Behaviour es_ES
dc.subject Air quality es_ES
dc.subject Housing system es_ES
dc.title Effect of housing system (wire cage versus group-housing) and in-house air quality parameters on the behaviour of fattening rabbits. es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2010.777
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Ribikauskas, V.; Ribikauskiene, D.; Skurdeniene, I. (2010). Effect of housing system (wire cage versus group-housing) and in-house air quality parameters on the behaviour of fattening rabbits. World Rabbit Science. 18(4). doi:10.4995/wrs.2010.777 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2010.777
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 243
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 250
dc.description.volume 18
dc.description.issue 4
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886


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