Ingestive behavior and thermoregulatory responses of equine in grazing activities
Wéverton José Lima Fonseca, Augusto Matias de Oliveira, Wéverson Lima Fonseca, Gioto Ghiarone Terto e Sousa, Leandro de Oliveira Guerra, Mário Fernando de Assunção Sousa, Severino Cavalcante de Sousa Júnior
The objective of this article was to evaluate the main physiological responses, as well as the main patterns of ingestive behavior and physiological parameters of equines in activities grazing. Animal behavior is influenced by several factors, such as, climate, temperature, power supply, etc., thus becoming indispensable good management practices, for the animal can play to their best possible performance. The loss of heat in equines that give several ways (conduction, convection, radiation, evaporation), this occurs so that the animal can enter in their zone of thermal comfort (37.5 ºC to 38.5 ºC).