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Effect of cage type on fecal corticosterone concentration in buck rabbits during the reproductive cycle

By P. Cornale, E. Macchi, M. Renna, L. Prola, G. Perona, A. Mimosi

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Abstract

Fecal corticosterone concentration (FCC) was measured in 14 buck rabbits individually housed in standard-dimension cages (SC) or in bigger cages (BC; with a volume more than double that of SC and equipped with a plastic foot mat) during 4 consecutive reproductive cycles. Cage type and reproductive phase (estrous synchronization of doe rabbits, artificial insemination, partum, preweaning, and postweaning) were not statistically significant but tendentially affected FCCs (.05< p

Publication Title Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Volume 19
Issue 1
Pages 90-96
ISBN/ISSN 1088-8705
DOI 10.1080/10888705.2015.1072468
Language English
Author Address Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Torino, largo Paolo Braccini, 2, Grugliasco, Torino 10095, Italy.paolo.cornale@unito.it
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  • Cornale, P.; Macchi, E.; Renna, M.; Prola, L.; Perona, G.; Mimosi, A. (2016), "Effect of cage type on fecal corticosterone concentration in buck rabbits during the reproductive cycle," http://habricentral.org/resources/56331.

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Tags
  1. Animal housing
  2. Animals
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Artificial insemination
  5. Cages
  6. Collection
  7. Corticosteroids
  8. Estrous cycle
  9. Estrus
  10. Feces
  11. Insemination
  12. Lagomorpha
  13. Leporidae
  14. Mammals
  15. rabbits
  16. semen
  17. Stress
  18. synchronization
  19. vertebrates
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