THE INFLUENCE OF ADMINISTRATION ORDER OF FORAGES ON THE RESTING BEHAVIOR IN ROMANIAN BLACK AND WHITE PRIMIPAROUS
Silvia Erina, L.T. Cziszter, S. Acatincăi, D. Gavojdian, I. Tripon, Simona Baul, G. Răducan
The study was carried out on 9 Romanian Black and White cows in their first one hundred days of lactation. The aim of this study was to measure the influence of administration order of forages on the resting behavior of the cows in 24 hours that were divided into 3 day periods (intervals): 07:00-14:00 (I1), 14:00-21:00 (I2), 21:00-07:00 (I3). During the experiments, the following resting behavior aspects were detemined: number of periods standing, number of periods lying and the length of periods in the fibrous-succulents administration order of forages (O1) and succulents-fibrous order (O2). Data was computed by ANOVA/MANOVA. Results showed that the cows resting on average 597.56 minutes in the first administration order (O1) in 32.22 resting periods and 559.33 minutes in the succulents- fibrous order (O2). in 29.44 resting periods. Between O1 and O2 administration order of forages there were a very significant differences (p<0.001) for number of resting periods and distinct significant differences (p<0.01) for length of resting periods.
Key words: resting behavior, Romanian Black and White Cows