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dc.contributor.authorKeane, Michael P.
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Mark
dc.contributor.authorO'Riordan, Edward G.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Alan K.
dc.contributor.authorEarley, Bernadette
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-03T11:42:15Z
dc.date.available2020-07-03T11:42:15Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-29
dc.identifier.citationKeane, M., McGee, M., O'Riordan, E., Kelly, A. and Earley, B. Effect of floor type on performance, lying time and dirt scores of finishing beef cattle: A meta-analysis. Livestock Science, 2018, 212, 57-60. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2018.03.012en_US
dc.identifier.issn1871-1413
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/2147
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractData from individual studies evaluating the effect of housing systems on performance, lying time and dirt scores of finishing beef cattle are conflicting. The objective of this study was to collate the data from previous animal housing studies and quantify, through meta-analysis, the effect of floor type on animal performance, lying time and dirt scores. From 38 peer-reviewed articles, published between 1969 and 2017, 18 were determined to be eligible for meta-analysis. Papers were included in the study if they contained information on the effect of floor surface on animal performance (average daily liveweight gain (ADG), feed conversion ratio (FCR) and carcass weight), lying behaviour or animal cleanliness. There was no difference (P > 0.10) in ADG, FCR or carcass weight between concrete slatted floors (CSF) and CSF overlaid with rubber mats (RM). Using RM had no effect (P > 0.10) on lying duration or dirt scores of cattle. There was no difference (P > 0.10) in the ADG, FCR, carcass weight, lying duration or cleanliness of cattle housed on CSF or straw bedding. It was concluded that using RM or straw instead of CSF had no effect on performance, lying time or dirt scores.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLivestock Science;Vol. 212
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectBeef cattleen_US
dc.subjectMeta-analysisen_US
dc.subjectPerformanceen_US
dc.subjectLying timeen_US
dc.subjectDirt scoresen_US
dc.titleEffect of floor type on performance, lying time and dirt scores of finishing beef cattle: A meta-analysisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.embargo.terms2019-03-29en_US
dc.identifier.rmis6675
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2018.03.012
dc.contributor.sponsorTeagasc Walsh Fellowship Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumberWF2013073en_US
dc.source.volume212
dc.source.beginpage57-60
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-29T00:00:00Z


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