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Influence of an enriched environment on aggressive behaviour in beef cattle

Ranka Šimić ; Uprava za veterinarstvo i sigurnost hrane, Ministarstvo poljoprivrede, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Kristina Matković ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Mario Ostović ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Željko Pavičić ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Željko Mihaljević ; Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Zagreb, Hrvatska

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (300 KB) str. 239-245 preuzimanja: 43* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Šimić, R., Matković, K., Ostović, M., Pavičić, Ž. i Mihaljević, Ž. (2018). Utjecaj obogaćenog okoliša na pojavu agresivnog ponašanja junadi u tovu . Veterinarska stanica, 49 (4), 239-245. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/223049
MLA 8th Edition
Šimić, Ranka, et al. "Utjecaj obogaćenog okoliša na pojavu agresivnog ponašanja junadi u tovu ." Veterinarska stanica, vol. 49, br. 4, 2018, str. 239-245. https://hrcak.srce.hr/223049. Citirano 15.07.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Šimić, Ranka, Kristina Matković, Mario Ostović, Željko Pavičić i Željko Mihaljević. "Utjecaj obogaćenog okoliša na pojavu agresivnog ponašanja junadi u tovu ." Veterinarska stanica 49, br. 4 (2018): 239-245. https://hrcak.srce.hr/223049
Harvard
Šimić, R., et al. (2018). 'Utjecaj obogaćenog okoliša na pojavu agresivnog ponašanja junadi u tovu ', Veterinarska stanica, 49(4), str. 239-245. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/223049 (Datum pristupa: 15.07.2020.)
Vancouver
Šimić R, Matković K, Ostović M, Pavičić Ž, Mihaljević Ž. Utjecaj obogaćenog okoliša na pojavu agresivnog ponašanja junadi u tovu . Veterinarska stanica [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 15.07.2020.];49(4):239-245. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/223049
IEEE
R. Šimić, K. Matković, M. Ostović, Ž. Pavičić i Ž. Mihaljević, "Utjecaj obogaćenog okoliša na pojavu agresivnog ponašanja junadi u tovu ", Veterinarska stanica, vol.49, br. 4, str. 239-245, 2018. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/223049. [Citirano: 15.07.2020.]

Sažetak
Environmental enrichment refers to the modification of the animal environment to improve biological functioning, by increasing the repertoire of species-specific behaviours and decreasing the occurrence of abnormal behaviours. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of environmental enrichment on the occurrence of aggressive behaviour in beef cattle. The study included two groups of heifers (n=19 each) during the final fattening period of 16 weeks. The control group was housed in standard production conditions, in a half-open stable, on bedded floor, while the environment of the experimental group of heifers was additionally enriched with a mechanical grooming brush and salt blocks. Aggressive behaviour was investigated by direct
observation of heifers, over one hour, once a week. The following forms of behaviour were investigated: head but, displacement, chasing, fighting and chasing-up. The study results showed displacement and chasing to be the most frequent forms of aggressive behaviour in both groups of heifers. There were no significant differences in the frequency of displaying particular forms of aggressive behaviour between the groups, except for chasing (p=0.003). Yet, considering the total frequency of all behaviour forms observed, experimental heifers displayed significantly less aggression (p=0.001). In conclusion, an enriched environment reduced the occurrence of aggressive behaviour in beef cattle.

Ključne riječi
beef cattle; environmental enrichment; behaviour; welfare

Hrčak ID: 223049

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/223049

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