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https://doi.org/10.46419/vs.51.5.5

The effect of rubber mats on lesions and lameness in gilts housed in gestation stalls

Mario Ostović ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sven Menčik ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Anamaria Ekert Kabalin ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dražen Matičić ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Tajana Trbojević Vukičević ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Kristina Matković ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ivana Sabolek ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dalibor Potočnjak ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Željko Pavičić ; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Ostović, M., Menčik, S., Ekert Kabalin, A., Matičić, D., Trbojević Vukičević, T., Matković, K., ... Pavičić, Ž. (2020). The effect of rubber mats on lesions and lameness in gilts housed in gestation stalls. Veterinarska stanica, 51 (5), 0-0. https://doi.org/10.46419/vs.51.5.5
MLA 8th Edition
Ostović, Mario, et al. "The effect of rubber mats on lesions and lameness in gilts housed in gestation stalls." Veterinarska stanica, vol. 51, br. 5, 2020, str. 0-0. https://doi.org/10.46419/vs.51.5.5. Citirano 31.10.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Ostović, Mario, Sven Menčik, Anamaria Ekert Kabalin, Dražen Matičić, Tajana Trbojević Vukičević, Kristina Matković, Ivana Sabolek, Dalibor Potočnjak i Željko Pavičić. "The effect of rubber mats on lesions and lameness in gilts housed in gestation stalls." Veterinarska stanica 51, br. 5 (2020): 0-0. https://doi.org/10.46419/vs.51.5.5
Harvard
Ostović, M., et al. (2020). 'The effect of rubber mats on lesions and lameness in gilts housed in gestation stalls', Veterinarska stanica, 51(5), str. 0-0. https://doi.org/10.46419/vs.51.5.5
Vancouver
Ostović M, Menčik S, Ekert Kabalin A, Matičić D, Trbojević Vukičević T, Matković K i sur. The effect of rubber mats on lesions and lameness in gilts housed in gestation stalls. Veterinarska stanica [Internet]. 2020 [pristupljeno 31.10.2020.];51(5):0-0. https://doi.org/10.46419/vs.51.5.5
IEEE
M. Ostović, et al., "The effect of rubber mats on lesions and lameness in gilts housed in gestation stalls", Veterinarska stanica, vol.51, br. 5, str. 0-0, 2020. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.46419/vs.51.5.5

Sažetak
Rubber mats have not yet been widely established in pig production. However, studies mostly focusing on lesions, lameness and behaviours of lactating and group-housed pregnant sows have reported favourable results. To the best of our knowledge, lesions and lameness in sows or gilts housed individually in rubber floor gestation stalls have not been previously investigated. This study was carried out on a commercial pigbreeding farm service unit during a 28-day production cycle in all seasons. Twentyeight gilts were divided into two equal groups, control and experimental groups, and observed for each cycle. The control group was housed in standard gestation stalls with concrete slatted floor, which in the experimental group was covered with an adjusted rubber mat. During each cycle, lesions were scored on days 1, 8, 15 and 28, and lameness on day 1 and upon gilt transfer from the service unit on day 29. Gilts in rubber floor stalls showed significant reduction (P<0.05) in lesions during the cooler period. Conversely, mats had no impact on lameness score in any season. No significant correlations were found between lesions and the percentage of gilts with a particular lameness score. Accordingly, rubber flooring may improve the welfare of gilts in gestation stalls through lower lesion incidence; however, ambient temperature should be taken into consideration when available.

Ključne riječi
pigs; rubber mat; flooring; lesions; lameness; animal welfare

Hrčak ID: 238133

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/238133

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