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dc.contributor.authorMarín, Carla
dc.contributor.authorSimarro-Catala, L.
dc.contributor.authorVillagrá, Aranzazu
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-15T10:37:42Z
dc.date.available2019-05-15T10:37:42Z
dc.date.issued2018es
dc.identifier.citationMarin, C.; Simarro-Catala, L.; Villagra, A. (2018). Technical note: Assessment of best location of gnawing sticks in growing rabbit cages. World Rabbit Science, 26(3), 249-254.es
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/6224
dc.description.abstractThe present work tries to determine the best location of wooden sticks for environmental enrichment, considering usage and level of contamination as variables. A total of 540 rabbits at 4 wk of age were caged in 60 groups of nine animals in conventional rabbit cages, and the effect of the allocation of wooden sticks was studied by fixing them on the floor in 30 cages and on the cage ceiling in the other 30 cages. The sticks were sampled during the fattening period (5 wk) to evaluate the contamination of the sticks, with detection of the most common faecal indicator bacteria in rabbit production (E. coil and Clostridium spp.). Likewise, quantitative enumeration analyses for E. coli were performed at the same sampling times for detection of both bacteria. Sticks used for environmental enrichment of the cage in this experiment were made of fir (Picea abies). According to the results, placing the wooden stick on the ceiling instead of the floor reduces stick consumption (6.28 +/- 1.75 vs. 13.55 +/- 1.75% of stick consumed). Moreover, microbiological analyses revealed that wooden sticks placed on the ceiling were less contaminated than those placed on the floor (2.8 and 22.8% for E. coli, respectively and 1.1 and 10.6% for Clostridium spp., respectively). In conclusion, fixing the sticks on the ceiling of the cage was revealed as a safer choice during most weeks of the growing period.es
dc.language.isoenes
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.titleTechnical Note: Assessment of Best Location of Gnawing Sticks in Growing Rabbit Cageses
dc.typearticlees
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Carretera CV-315, Km. 10,7 - 46113 Moncada (Valencia)es
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Tecnología Animales
dc.identifier.doi10.4995/wrs.2018.7547es
dc.journal.issueNumber3es
dc.journal.titleWorld Rabbit Sciencees
dc.journal.volumeNumber26es
dc.page.final254es
dc.page.initial249es
dc.source.typeelectronicoes
dc.type.hasVersionpublishedVersion


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