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Sławomir Nowicki, Zbigniew Nawrocki, Marcin Korczyński, Piotr Przysiecki
An attempt of evaluation of the effect of geopathic zones on assessment of conformation in Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus)
Abstract.

The study was an attempt to determine the effect of geopathic zones within a farm on results of conformation assessment in young Arctic foxes from weaning to slaughter. Investigations were conducted on a large Arctic fox farm on cubs of both sexes (1803 male and 1517 female) born in the years 2003-2005. The course of underground streams on the farm was established using a resonator and next marked on the farm plan. In the period of full coat ripeness conformation assessment was performed following the currently binding conformation grading standard for Arctic foxes. Based on results of conformation assessment and using the analysis of variance animals kept in geopathic zones were compared with animals from areas with no such zones. Obtained results suggest that in case of young Arctic foxes an adverse effect of geopathic zones was not recorded. Some results indicate a slight positive effect of geopathic zones on young foxes. Further more extensive studies need to be conducted concerning the effect of these zones on conformation assessment scores in older animals, kept in areas with such zones over longer periods of time.

Keywords: Arctic fox, geopathic zones, coat
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MLA Nowicki, Sławomir, et al. "An attempt of evaluation of the effect of geopathic zones on assessment of conformation in Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus)." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 3.2 (2009): #71.
APA Sławomir Nowicki, Zbigniew Nawrocki, Marcin Korczyński, Piotr Przysiecki (2009). An attempt of evaluation of the effect of geopathic zones on assessment of conformation in Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus). Nauka Przyr. Technol. 3 (2), #71
ISO 690 NOWICKI, Sławomir, et al. An attempt of evaluation of the effect of geopathic zones on assessment of conformation in Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus). Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2009, 3.2: #71.
Corresponding address:
Sławomir Nowicki
Sławomir Nowicki
Katedra Hodowli Owiec
Kóz i Zwierząt Futerkowych
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
Złotniki
ul. Słoneczna 1
62-002 Suchy Las
Poland
e-mail: nowicki.slawek@ wp.pl
Accepted for print: 27.02.0009