The effect of space allowance on lamb agonistic behavior in a traditional housing system in Rajasthan's arid zone
Subhita Kumari, Vijay Kumar, Arun Kumar Jhirwal and Renu
According to BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards, 1985), the floor space necessary for weaned lambs (3-4 months old) is 0.8m2. The average area supplied per animal is commonly used to describe space. A suitable location may play an important function in the sheep formation mechanism. As a result, the current study was conducted to evaluate the impact of floor space allowance on agonistic behavior of weaned lambs. For this aim, eighteen weaned Magra lambs were chosen and randomly separated into three groups: T1, T2, and T3 based on floor space allowances of 0.8m2, 0.6m2, and 1.0m2 area per lamb. The findings revealed that frontal clashes, butting, and threatening were more common in lower floor space allowance groups but did not differ substantially. The conclusion is that the floor space had no effect on the agonistic behavior of Magra weaning lambs.
How to cite this article:
Subhita Kumari, Vijay Kumar, Arun Kumar Jhirwal and Renu. The effect of space allowance on lamb agonistic behavior in a traditional housing system in Rajasthan's arid zone. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 2058-2060.