Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part A (2017)
Influence of reproductive status and housing system on maintenance and reproductive behaviour patterns of dog (Canis familiaris)
Author(s): Azhar F Abdel Fattah R, Shereen El Abdel-Hamid and Youssef MYI
Abstract: The objective of the present paper to study maintenance and reproductive behaviour patterns of healthy dog and bitches in relation to reproductive status and housing system (kennel and open yard) in pre estrous and estrous phase. This study was forty animals (20 dogs & 20 bitches). The results indicated that maintenance and reproductive behaviour varies with reproductive status and housing systemq as scent marking was significantly different in bitch in relation to reproductive state, with higher rate during pre-estrus than estrus, as well as, dogs in kennel, Also in open yard during pre-estrus bitch was scent marking on several object and dogs were noticed together besid bitch after olfaction the object where bitch previously scent marking. The rate of feeding and drinking were significantly different in relation to housing system and reproductive statues. Mean of lying time was higher in open yard than in kennel and the differences were significant. We are suggested that during estrus had no significant difference in bitch and dog.
How to cite this article:
Azhar F Abdel Fattah R, Shereen El Abdel-Hamid, Youssef MYI. Influence of reproductive status and housing system on maintenance and reproductive behaviour patterns of dog (Canis familiaris). Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2017;2(4):16-20.