publication . Article . 2010

The effect of transport time, season and position on the truck on stress response in rabbits

Liste, M. G.; María, G. A.; García-Belenguer, S.; Chacón, G.; Gazzola, P.; Morris Villarroel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 07 Jul 2010
  • Publisher: World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
[EN] The present study analyzed the effect of transport time, season and position on the truck on physiological stress response of commercial rabbits in Aragón (Spain). A total of 156 animals were sampled in a 2x2x3 factorial design testing two transport times: short, 1 hour (1hT) and long, 7 hours (7hT), in two different seasons: hot, during summer (HT) and cold during winter (CT), and three different positions on the truck: upper, middle or lower decks in multi-floor cages on rolling stands (MFRS-top, MFRS-middle and MFRS-bottom). Three replicates were performed per treatment. Blood samples were taken at sticking during slaughter to compare hematocrite, cortic...
Subjects
free text keywords: Rabbit, Transport, Season, Animal welfare, Blood samples, Animal Science and Zoology, Creatine kinase, biology.protein, biology, Animal science, Corticosterone, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Fight-or-flight response, Physiological stress, Factorial experiment, Increased ck, Internal medicine
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publication . Article . 2010

The effect of transport time, season and position on the truck on stress response in rabbits

Liste, M. G.; María, G. A.; García-Belenguer, S.; Chacón, G.; Gazzola, P.; Morris Villarroel;