Controle da sodomia em bovinos machos inteiros confinados com uso de medicamento homeopático

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The amount of beef cattle finishing in feedlot or semi-feedlot is higher in the off season, and when the animals are closed together the incidence of buller-steer syndrome increases. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of the homeopathic medicine with Pulsatilla nigricans, Urtica urens, Estrogen and Hypothalamus on homosexual, social and basic behaviors and performance of Nellore bulls finished in feedlot system. 100 crossbred bulls Nellore with 25 months age an average was selected. Behavioral results were submitted to variance analysis (ANOVA) in random design blocks with repeated measure at the time, evaluating treatment effects and times of day, and the blocks were four repetitions of the four evaluated weeks. As for performance, the animals were distributed in completely randomized design in two treatments: T1 control treatment, without homeopathic medicine and T2: homeopathic treatment. Observations of basic, social and sexual behavior were made by a trained observer who recorded the group behavior based in etograma. Four observations were made in weekend, starting on Saturday afternoon and ending Sunday morning, with 2 hours duration per observation, at 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:30 and 9:00, and so a total of 8 hours per weekend, totaling 192 observational records during the trial period. The homeopathic medicine Bos Libido/Sodomia was mixed with kibble, 40 g/day/animal. Also, the performance was evaluated. Results showed no interaction (p < 0.05) between the use of homeopathic medicine and the day period for any observed behaviors. Animals of T2 spent 46.5% of the time lying down while the animals of T1 only 36.7%. Animals of T1 spent a lot of time with the display while the T2 saved energy. Sexual behavior variables of SOD, FUGMT and RF showed difference between treatments, and the occurrence average was 24.7 and 6.1 to SOD; 7.0 and 1.8 to FUGMT; and 13.1 and 4.8 to RF in T1 and T2, respectively. The homeopathic medicine reduced the buller-steer syndrome and improved agonistic and basic behavior. However, there was no significant difference in performance.



LOPES, S. G. Controle da sodomia em bovinos machos inteiros confinados com uso de medicamento homeopático. 2017. 53 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Zootecnia) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2017.