Deshmukh, S.V.; Pathak, N.N.; Randhe, S.R.; Deshmukh, S.S.
[EN] Nutritional evaluation of Coastal Bermuda grass
as a sole feed was undertaken in adult male N"Z>N rabbits.
There was a constant decrease (- 18g/day) in body weight of
rabbits during_ the three weeks experimental period. Daily DM
intake was very low (31g). Digestibilig of all the nutrients
especially that of cruda protein CP) and structural
carbohydrates was low : DM 52.6 %, P 48.9 % and crude fibra 26.4 %. For rabbits, digestible CP content was 5.7g in
1 OOg of DM of Coastal Bermuda grass, and calculated DE
content was 2.11 Mcal/kg DM. The results of the study
indicate that Coastal Bermuda grass had very poor nutritiva
Ouhayoun, J.; Dalle Zotte, Antonella
[EN] After a brief reminder on the main stages of
muscular differentiation, the papar gives a short account of
sorne of the studies on the biology of muscles we have
carried out on the rabbit and comments them in the light of
results published in the world literatura. Although subtile
biological criteria are used, the aims of these works are
highly practica!. The objective is to better understand what
determines variations in meat quality in the rabbit. lt is now
an evidence that the criteria which account for post mortem evolution of muscle into meat vary widely between muscles.
The lasting character of metabolic differentiation explains the
sensitivity of muscular...
Chiericato, G.M.; Rizzi, C.; Rostellato, V.
[EN] 31, 35 and 36 male New Zealand White (NZW),
or commercial hybrids Hyla (H) and Provisal (P) rabbits were
studied respectively, and rearad until they were 85 days old.
The test provided for two experiments: the first was carried
out in winter (December - January) at an average
temperatura of 11 ºC and a relativa humidity level
approximately of 66 % , and the second in summer (July -
August) ata temperatura of 27ºC and humidity level of 74 %.
During the two trials the animals were fed "ad libitum" with a
commercial pelleted feed. At the end of the study, 10 animals
from each genetic group and for...
[EN] A proposed modal of descriptors for rabbit
genetic resources data bank entry is presentad. A final
recommendation is also presentad to safeguard valuable
breeds/strains from danger of extinction. For each
breed/strain representad in a country, there will be one
master record (for physical characteristics) and several slave
records (for performance characteristics). The latter record
will depend on the number of publications available. The
condensad documentation format reportad here corresponds to the FAO data bank methodology (FAO, 1986) used for
swine, although suitable modifications were made to reflect
the unique biology of rabbits. The descriptiva modal for any
breed/strain must include data on distribution, physical
characteristics (e.g. colour, temperament, body parts ......
Wang, K.Z.; Zheng, W.
[EN] In this papar, weighted least square analysis is usad to study
the genotype-environment interaction of major economic
traits of Angora rabbit for three generations in two
environments. The heterosis of the economic traits was
analyzed by the estimated parameters and the theory of
relativa heritability. The results indicate that there are
significant additive effects and interactions between the
additive effect and the environment among soma traits of wool producing performances of Angora rabbits, and
significant environment effects existed in soma reproductiva
traits. The heterosis of the wool yield is mainly due to gene
dispersion, and the increase of reproduction performances is
dependent on the improvement of environment. The theory of