Validation of a Water HOBO and the Noldus Observer ® for Visits to the Water Nipple Drinker for the Nursery Pig

dc.contributor.author Meiszberg, Allison
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Anna
dc.contributor.author Sadler, Larry
dc.contributor.author Garvey, Jill
dc.contributor.author Dailey, Jeff
dc.contributor.author Carroll, Jeff
dc.contributor.author Krebs, Nadege
dc.date 2018-08-25T19:45:58.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T23:31:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T23:31:35Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2008
dc.date.issued 2008-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Assimilating accurate behavioral events over a significant period of recorded time can be time consuming. If an automatic device could accurately record duration and frequency for a given behavioral event, this would provide a useful tool for ethology. Eleven gilts were used to compare two methods of recording drinking behavior in pigs; Observer software (OBS) and water meter Hobos (WMHOBO) affixed onto the water line. The method of observation affected (P = 0.0008) the duration and visits (P = 0.0048) at the nipple waterer. The adjusted R 2 value was 0.5633 and 0.6871 for duration and visits to the nipple waterer, respectively. In conclusion, the relationship between methods used to predict time spent at the nipple waterer and number of visits was weak. In addition, OBS method underestimated the number of visits to the nipple waterer and overestimated the total duration of drinking behavior for the nursery pig compared to the WMHOBO. As the relationship between methods was weak, it cannot be concluded that one method is as accurate as the other.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1383
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-163
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Animal Science Research Reports
dc.relation.ispartofseries ASL R2344
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.keywords ASL R2344
dc.title Validation of a Water HOBO and the Noldus Observer ® for Visits to the Water Nipple Drinker for the Nursery Pig
dc.type article
dc.type.genre swine
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