Repeatability and variability of measurements of methane and carbon dioxide production in cattle housed in open-circuit respiration chambers

  • Ever del Jesus Flores Santiago Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
  • Juan Carlos Ku Vera Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  • Roberto González Garduño Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
  • Humberto Vaquera Huerta Colegio de Postgraduados Campus Montecillo
  • Paulina Vásquez Mendoza Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
  • Jesús Miguel Calzada Marin Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Chiapas
Keywords: greenhouse gas, indirect calorimetry, uncertainty.


Las pruebas de recuperación de gases son necesarias cuando se emplea la técnica de cámara de respiración para medir los gases de efecto invernadero exhalados por animales domésticos. Se obtuvo un conjunto de datos de 98 mediciones individuales de producción de metano y dióxidos de carbono de ganado alojado en dos cámaras de respiración para evaluar la recolección y repetibilidad de las mediciones realizadas. Se realizó un análisis de varianza para evaluar si existían diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre cámaras y entre animales. Los resultados mostraron las ocurrencias de variaciones en la produccion de metano entre las camaras.Estas variaciones pueden deberse muy probablemente a la fuga de aire de las cámaras oa las incertidumbres en los conductos de muestra de aire y las mediciones de flujo.


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How to Cite
Flores Santiago, Ever del Jesus, Juan Carlos Ku Vera, Roberto González Garduño, Humberto Vaquera Huerta, Paulina Vásquez Mendoza, and Jesús Miguel Calzada Marin. 2023. “Repeatability and Variability of Measurements of Methane and Carbon Dioxide production in Cattle Housed in Open-Circuit Respiration Chambers”. Archivos Latinoamericanos De Producción Animal 31 (4), 319-29.
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