Seven organic farms (3 beef cattle, 1 dairy buffaloes, 2 dairy sheep, 1 pigs) were used to calculate inter-observer reliability of resource and animal based-parameters assessed by 3 independent observers. Results showed a satisfactory inter-observer reliability among the observers, which was computed in terms of χ2 and degree of agreement for animal-based and resource parameters, respectively. In particular, frequencies of positive animals were similar for all variables apart from cleanliness in sheep (P<0.05), whereas the degree of agreement for resource variables was above 50% for all species apart from pigs. Results suggest that more training is needed in order to increase the reliability of the method.

Affidabilità di schemi di valutazione del benessere animale nell'allevamento biologico

DE ROSA, GIUSEPPE;GRASSO, FERNANDO
2009

Abstract

Seven organic farms (3 beef cattle, 1 dairy buffaloes, 2 dairy sheep, 1 pigs) were used to calculate inter-observer reliability of resource and animal based-parameters assessed by 3 independent observers. Results showed a satisfactory inter-observer reliability among the observers, which was computed in terms of χ2 and degree of agreement for animal-based and resource parameters, respectively. In particular, frequencies of positive animals were similar for all variables apart from cleanliness in sheep (P<0.05), whereas the degree of agreement for resource variables was above 50% for all species apart from pigs. Results suggest that more training is needed in order to increase the reliability of the method.
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