Ingestive behavior of sheep fed with different levels of wet brew residue
Anderson Lopes Pereira, Eduardo Del Sarto Soares, Danilo Rodrigues Barros Brito, José Antônio Alves Cutrim Júnior, Igor Cassiano Saraiva Silva, Joaquim Bezerra Costa, Eduardo Mendes Gomes Silva
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of four levels (0, 10, 20 and 30%) of inclusion of wet brewery residue (RUC) on diets for sheep on their ingestive behavior. A 4 x 6 factorial design was used, with six evaluation times. Continuous activities (feeding, rumination, other activities and leisure) and punctual (salt intake, water intake, urination and defecation) were evaluated, as well as food behavior variables. From the inclusion level of 10% of the RUC, an effect (P <0.05) was observed for rumination, other activities and leisure time. The period of the day had an influence on all the behavioral variables studied independently of the inclusion level of wet brewery residue, being the 20% level with the best results.