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Monitoring saliva cortisol level in dairy goats during April, May and July in a semi-intensive rearing system

Gordana Gregurić Gračner ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia,
Željko Pavičić ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia,
Slavko Žužul ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia,
Alenka Dovč ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nataša Lončarić ; Ministry of Agriculture, Sector for Veterinary Inspection, Zagreb, Croatia
Juraj Grizelj ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia,
Marija Lipar ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia,
Damjan Gračner ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia,

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (308 KB) str. 179-185 preuzimanja: 43* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Gregurić Gračner, G., Pavičić, Ž., Žužul, S., Dovč, A., Lončarić, N., Grizelj, J., ... Gračner, D. (2018). Monitoring saliva cortisol level in dairy goats during April, May and July in a semi-intensive rearing system . Veterinarska stanica, 49 (3), 179-185. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/223041
MLA 8th Edition
Gregurić Gračner, Gordana, et al. "Monitoring saliva cortisol level in dairy goats during April, May and July in a semi-intensive rearing system ." Veterinarska stanica, vol. 49, br. 3, 2018, str. 179-185. https://hrcak.srce.hr/223041. Citirano 08.07.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Gregurić Gračner, Gordana, Željko Pavičić, Slavko Žužul, Alenka Dovč, Nataša Lončarić, Juraj Grizelj, Marija Lipar i Damjan Gračner. "Monitoring saliva cortisol level in dairy goats during April, May and July in a semi-intensive rearing system ." Veterinarska stanica 49, br. 3 (2018): 179-185. https://hrcak.srce.hr/223041
Harvard
Gregurić Gračner, G., et al. (2018). 'Monitoring saliva cortisol level in dairy goats during April, May and July in a semi-intensive rearing system ', Veterinarska stanica, 49(3), str. 179-185. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/223041 (Datum pristupa: 08.07.2020.)
Vancouver
Gregurić Gračner G, Pavičić Ž, Žužul S, Dovč A, Lončarić N, Grizelj J i sur. Monitoring saliva cortisol level in dairy goats during April, May and July in a semi-intensive rearing system . Veterinarska stanica [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 08.07.2020.];49(3):179-185. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/223041
IEEE
G. Gregurić Gračner, et al., "Monitoring saliva cortisol level in dairy goats during April, May and July in a semi-intensive rearing system ", Veterinarska stanica, vol.49, br. 3, str. 179-185, 2018. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/223041. [Citirano: 08.07.2020.]

Sažetak
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the level of saliva cortisol and heart rate in lactating goats depending on different environmental condition, from early spring to the summer heat in the mountainous region of Croatia with a moderate climate zone (average winter air temperature from -2°C to -4°C and summer below 20°C). Ten lactating goats (6 Saanen and 4 Alpine) kept confined, occasionally tethered, were included in the study. The barn was wooden, thermally insulated, divided into five equal pens divided by wooden partitions. Each pen housed two goats on deep hay bedding and ensuring sufficient space allowance per animal. Saliva sampling was carried out in early April when goats were kept exclusively in the barn and occasionally tethered, at the end of May when they spent part of the day grazing freely, and the end of July when they spent only the night in barn. Saliva samples of saliva were taken at 11 a.m. using special equipment and frozen until analysis, and heart rate was determined by palpation of a. femoralis. Samples were analysed by the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Following statistical analysis of the results, no statistically significant differences in cortisol levels and heart rate were observed during the sampling period. Since the hypothalamus- pituitary-adrenal gland is extremely susceptible to environmental changes, cortisol level is considered to be a credible indicator of the ability of animals to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Based on the obtained results, it is possible to conclude that the investigated goats were kept in conditions and in a way that was not stressful to them and are almost ideal for achieving their optimal production performance, and goats adapted very well to the environmental changes during different seasons.

Ključne riječi
goats; saliva; cortisol; goat keeping

Hrčak ID: 223041

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/223041

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