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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Statistic Models Of Behavior Indicator Associated With Thermal Welfare For Female Broiler Breeder [modelos Estatísticos Indicadores De Comportamentos Associados A Bem-estar Térmico Para Matrizes Pesadas]
Author: Salgado D.D.
Naas I.D.A.
Pereira D.F.
De Moura D.J.
Abstract: The study of female broiler breeders is of great importance for the country as poultry production is one of the largest export items, and Brazil is the second largest broiler meat exporter. Animal behavior is known as a response to the effect of several interaction factors among them the environment. In this way the internal housing environment is an element that gives hints regarding to the bird's thermal comfort. Female broiler breeder behavior, expresses in form of specific pattern the bird's health and welfare. This research had the objective of applying predictive statistical models through the use of simulation, presenting animal comfort scenarios facing distinct environmental conditions. The research was developed with data collected in a controlled environment using Hybro - PG® breeding submitted to distinct levels of temperature, three distinct types of standard ration and age. Descriptive and exploratory analysis were proceeded, and afterwards the modeling process using the Generalized Estimation Equation (GEE). The research allowed the development of the thermal comfort indicators by statistical model equations of predicting female broiler breeder behavior under distinct studied scenarios.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-69162007000400004
Date Issue: 2007
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