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dc.creatorFerraz, Patrícia Ferreira Ponciano-
dc.creatorHernández-Julio, Yamid Fabián-
dc.creatorFerraz, Gabriel Araújo e Silva-
dc.creatorMoura, Raquel Silva de-
dc.creatorRossi, Giuseppe-
dc.creatorSaraz, Jairo Alexander Osorio-
dc.creatorBarbari, Matteo-
dc.identifier.citationFERRAZ, P. F. P. et al. Decision trees for predicting the physiological responses of rabbits. Animals, [S. l.], v. p, n. 11, p. 1-13, 2019. DOI:
dc.description.abstractThe thermal environment inside a rabbit house affects the physiological responses and consequently the production of the animals. Thus, models are needed to assist rabbit producers in decision-making to maintain the production environment within the zone of thermoneutrality for the animals. The aim of this paper is to develop decision trees to predict the physiological responses of rabbits based on environmental variables. The experiment was performed in a rabbit house with 26 rabbits at eight weeks of age. The experimental database is composed of 546 observed data points. Sixty decision tree models for the prediction of respiratory rate (RR, mov.min−1) and ear temperature (ET, °C) of rabbits exposed to different combinations of dry bulb temperature (tdb, °C) and relative humidity (RH, %) were developed. The ET model exhibited better statistical indices than the RR model. The developed decision trees can be used in practical situations to provide a rapid evaluation of rabbit welfare conditions based on environmental variables and physiological responses. This information can be obtained in real time and may help rabbit breeders in decision-making to provide satisfactory environmental conditions for rabbits.pt_BR
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectEar temperaturept_BR
dc.subjectRespiratory ratept_BR
dc.subjectThermal environmentpt_BR
dc.subjectRabbit breederpt_BR
dc.subjectAnimal welfarept_BR
dc.subjectTemperatura da orelhapt_BR
dc.subjectFrequência respiratóriapt_BR
dc.subjectAmbiente térmicopt_BR
dc.titleDecision trees for predicting the physiological responses of rabbitspt_BR
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