Abu, O.A.; Ekpenyong, T.E.
[EN] Thirty-six 5-6 weeks old, local mixed crossbred
rabbits (526.7 ± 0.2 g) were allocated to four treatments
according to their initial weight. They were caged individually
and received ad libitum during 7 weeks, one of the 4 diets in
which maize offal was replaced by O, 2, 5 or 1 O % dried palm
oil mill effluent (Pome), respectively diets 1 to 4. The diets
were fed as mash. The mean voluntary feed intake were not
significantly different as the level of palm oil mill effluent in
the diet increased. Rabbits fed no palm oil mill effluent
(control) showed daily weight gains that were significantly
lower (P < 0.05)...
[EN] Despite their old tradition and their 1 O % of the world meat
rabbit production, there is few available information
concerning rabbit breeding in the East European Countries.
This study summarizes the rabbit meat production in this
In Bulgarla, the rabbit production is traditional and selfconsumption
orientad. A slight exportation trend appeared at
the end of the 80's. The production of rabbit meat may be
evaluated at 4 100 tons/year.
In Hungary, the important production is only export-oriented
without any tradition of rabbit production and internal-market.
Hungary is the second exporting country in the world, just
after China. After the creation of huge production units,
Hungary organizad the rational rural...
Kpodekon, M.; Coudert, P.
[EN] lnvestigation results published in 1988 showed that despite of
favourable conditions for a quick development of the rabbit
rearing in Republic of Benin, many actions were still needed
to be led in this domain for research, formation and
information. To satisfy these obligations, CECURI (Rabbit
Research and lnformation Center) was created. lts vocation
is the increasing of the knowledge about rabbit as animal
production species, the way of its breeding and all its
pathology, in order to inprove local production and to extend
a rational method for rearing this herbivore, by a very larga
Despite dithering before starting and poor exploitation results,
linked to the lake of experience during the...
Blasco Mateu, Agustín; Ouhayoun, J.; Masoero, G.
[EN] The harmonization of rabbit carcass criteria is a result of an
international work. lts task was to specify the main traits to be
considerad from the birth of the animal to carcass analysis, to
define these traits with enough accuracy and to propose a
common terminology. Work on harmonization has been
initialized by the Mediterranean Rabbit Group Conference
(BLASCO, OUHAYOUN and MASOERO, 1992), completad by
several research teams and, finally, discussed during a round
table of the Vth World Rabbit Congress (Corvallis, 1992). The proposal described in this work concerns : 1- growth,
consumption and breeding measurments, preslaughter
handling and slaughter processing, 2- dressing percentage
analysis, 3- measurments or prediction...
Cunha, Luisa F.; Freire, J.P.B.
[EN] An experiment on the effect of introduction of Vicia
benghalensis in rabbit diets, on the digestibility and nitrogen
metabolism, was carried out on 24 New-Zealand does
allocated to 3 treatments of 8.The diet 1 is essentially
composed of soya meal as nitrogen source. In the diet 2 and 3, Vicia benghalensis is used in place of soya at 20 % and
40 % of the whole diet respectively. The apparent nitrogen
digestibility decreased of 2 to 5 points for the diets 2 and 3
respectively (P<0,01). The daily excretion of nitrogen in
faeces increased by 30 % and 40 % in faeces and
cecotrophes respectively with the 40...
ONIFADE, A.A.; TEWE, O.O.
[EN] The grain replacement value in rabbit diets of three tropical
alternativa feed resources, namely maize offal (MO),
unpeeled cassava root meal (UCRM) and cassava peel meal
(CPM) was investigated in a ten week feeding tria! with
growing rabbits, in comparison with maize. The introduction
ratas were 30.8% of the diets, and the initial age of the 24
rabbits was 5-6 week. The criteria for assessment were
growth performance, nutrient digestibility and blood
composition at the end of the experimental period.
Average daily gain and daily feed intake of the rabbits variad
from 13.0 g on CPM diet to 14.2 g on MO diet, and 60. 7 g on