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Revista de Ciências Agrárias

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PEDERNEIRA, Ana Maria; PASCOAL, Rita Aurea  and  MENESES, Jorge Ferro. Monitoring and environmental control in a goat kids' room with forced ventilation . Rev. de Ciências Agrárias [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.1, pp.14-23. ISSN 0871-018X.

Although goats are not, in most cases, associated with intensive production, this practice has been increasingly common. With the intensification of production it has become important to develop a controlled environment to optimize resources and reduce costs. The objective of this study was to monitor and control air quality inside a room for artificial feeding of goat kids. We studied the temperature, humidity and concentrations of carbon dioxide and ammonia. Rates of ventilation and air circulation in the room were determined. The values of temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide and ammonia were within the recommended levels. The ventilation flow was sufficient to control the air quality.

Keywords : Environmental monitoring; gas concentration; goat kids; ventilation.

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