The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of oat straw and drinking water chlorination on the performance and total bacteria counts in faeces and drinking water of young hares. 25 days old hares were reared in cages, fed ad libitum with commercial diet and monitored for 50 days. 39 animals were divided into four groups factorial design: the first group with straw and without chlorine, the second with straw and with chlorine, the third wiyhout straw and wiyhout chlorine, the fourth without straw and with chlorine. The presence of chlorine in the drinking water was about 1 p.p.m. Young hares fed with oat straw and watered with chlorinated water showed the best performance. Young hares fed with straw and without chlorine showed the highest results of total bacterial counts. Regression exponential analysis showed low negative correlation between bacterial counts and water chlorine levels.
|Autori:||PACI G; FOLLIERO M.; AMBROGI C.; PEDONESE F.; EBANI V.; BAGLIACCA M.|
|Titolo:||L’impiego della paglia di avena e dell’acqua clorata nell’allevamento della lepre|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|