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Effect of sows housing mode on stress indicators

Vučemilo, Marija; Gutzmirtl, Draženka; Šperanda, Marcela; Vinković, Bara; Frižon, Emilija; Matković, Kristina; Gutzmirtl, Hrvoje
Effect of sows housing mode on stress indicators // Acta veterinaria (Beograd), 61 (2011), 2/3; 151-161 doi:10.2298/AVB1103151V (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Effect of sows housing mode on stress indicators

Vučemilo, Marija ; Gutzmirtl, Draženka ; Šperanda, Marcela ; Vinković, Bara ; Frižon, Emilija ; Matković, Kristina ; Gutzmirtl, Hrvoje

Acta veterinaria (Beograd) (0567-8315) 61 (2011), 2/3; 151-161

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Sows; industrial accommodation; free housing; stress; cortisol

The research was accomplished on a farm with industrial housing of sows and on a family agricultural farm where sows are freely housed, outdoors. Twenty breeding sows from each farm were studied in this research. The experiment was conducted aiming to compare housing of sows, as well as those factors affecting stress indicators. For this purpose cortisol level was determined five days before farrowing, five days after farrowing and a day after weaning. Besides cortisol, other haematological parameters were determined in the blood, also. Statistically significant higher concentration of cortisol was determined at five days before farrowing in sows housed freely compared to sows housed industrially (p<0.05). Five days after farrowing and a day after weaning, concentrations of cortisol were lower in the blood of freely housed sows compared to industrially housed sows. However, the difference was not significant. The level of cortisol determined in sows housed freely during pregnancy, and after dislocation into wedged farrowing departments, five days before farrowing, was significantly higher than in industrial sows. The aforesaid confirmed stress that can be induced by relocating the sows to a new location and wedged space. The level of cortisol, determined in industrial sows was almost of equal values during the whole research, the fact being related to constant stress conditions.

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Znanstvena područja
Veterinarska medicina


Projekt / tema
053-0531854-1867 - Utjecaj okoliša na zdravlje životinja i sigurnost namirnica animalnog podrijetla (Marija Vučemilo, )

Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Zagreb,
Veterinarski fakultet, Zagreb,
Fakultet agrobiotehničkih znanosti Osijek

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