A test of the effects of the equine maternal pheromone on the clinical and ethological parameters of equines undergoing hoof trimming

dc.contributor.authorAlves de Paula, Renata [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorCruz Aleixo, Amanda Sarita [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorPeternelli da Silva, Leticia
dc.contributor.authorGrandi, Marina Cecília
dc.contributor.authorTsunemi, Miriam Harumi [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorLourenço, Maria Lucia Gomes [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorChiacchio, Simone Biagio [UNESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUNIMAR
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-06T16:21:29Z
dc.date.available2019-10-06T16:21:29Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-01
dc.description.abstract“Pheromonal therapy” has been promoted as a promising alternative therapy to improve the human-animal relationship and to reduce behavioral reactions to stressful stimuli. This placebo-controlled double blind study evaluated the use of a synthetic equine maternal pheromone (EMP) in animals undergoing hoof trimming for effects on behaviors and autonomous nervous system responses. Twenty foals (14 females and 6 males) with an average age of 24 months were divided into two experimental groups (A and B); one group receiving treatment with EMP and the other receiving placebo (excipient without the active ingredient). The parameters analyzed were heart rate (HR), respiratory rate, blood sugar levels, heart rate variability and behavioral reactions. There were no statistically significant differences in the HR, respiratory rate, and blood sugar levels when comparing the EMP and placebo groups. The heart rate variability indexes (minimum HR, average HR, maximum HR, NN, SDNN, RMSSD, and PNN50) also were not statistically significantly different when comparing the groups before, during, and after trimming. We also found no behavioral changes during the procedure of hoof trimming associated with the use of synthetic pheromonal analogues. This study provided no evidence for the effectiveness of synthetic pheromonal analogues to aid in the process of hoof trimming.en
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Veterinary Clinics São Paulo State University (Unesp) School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Animal Health School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science UNIMAR
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Biostathistics São Paulo State University (UNESP) Institute of Biosciences
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartment of Veterinary Clinics São Paulo State University (Unesp) School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartment of Biostathistics São Paulo State University (UNESP) Institute of Biosciences
dc.format.extent28-35
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2019.01.005
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Veterinary Behavior, v. 31, p. 28-35.
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jveb.2019.01.005
dc.identifier.issn1558-7878
dc.identifier.lattes8119990677136702
dc.identifier.lattes0713984768583869
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85063165617
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/188859
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Veterinary Behavior
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectanimal well-being
dc.subjectbehavior
dc.subjecthoof trimming
dc.subjectHRV
dc.subjectpheromone therapy
dc.titleA test of the effects of the equine maternal pheromone on the clinical and ethological parameters of equines undergoing hoof trimmingen
dc.typeArtigo
unesp.author.lattes8119990677136702
unesp.author.lattes0713984768583869

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