A research on the determination of heat and water vapor emissions of the Anatolian water buffaloes under the indoor environmental conditions

2020 Turk veterinerlik ve hayvancilik dergisi  
3 This study was carried out to determine the amount of the total heat, sensible heat, latent 4 heat, and the water vapor emitted by the Anatolian water buffaloes in a closed barn 5 located in Thrace region of Turkey. In the research farm, a group was formed by randomly 6 selecting among the water buffaloes based on the genetic similarities and lactation 7 numbers. The buffalo group formed was housed in a closed-type barn. The inside and 8 outside air temperature, the relative humidity, and the
more » ... e humidity, and the milk yield values of the buffaloes 9 were recorded for one year. According to the results of this research, while the Anatolian 10 water buffaloes emitted 653 kcal/h AU sensible heat, 351 kcal/h AU latent heat, and 518 11 g/h AU water vapor during the winter season; they emitted 421 kcal/h AU sensible heat, 12 536 kcal/h AU latent heat, and 916 g/h AU water vapor during the summer season into 13 the barn environment under the optimum design conditions. These values can be used to 14 control indoor climatic environmental conditions, to design ventilation systems, to select 15 structural properties and to determine insulation requirement in terms of animal welfare. 16
doi:10.3906/vet-1909-45 fatcat:3tj6wfotvzgllnhbjljkmtfiqi