García-Lopez, J.C.; Pro-Martinez, A.; Becerril-Perez, C.M.; Suarez-Oportes, M.E.; Pinos-Rodríguez, J.M.
[EN] The aim of this study was to obtain information on rabbit meat consumption habits and rabbit production in Xocotlan, a rural community in Mexico. In the first part of the study, 20 families were requested to describe the rabbit production situation in the community, before 1989 and during 1995. Results indicated that before 1989, the percent of rabbit breeders was 70% of the population while during 1995 a decline to 45% was noticed. This fact can be explained by the outbreak of the Viral Hemorrhagic Disease in 1989. The percentage of the breeders that raised one to five does...
Maertens, L.; Lebas, F.; Szendro, ZS.
[EN] This literature review focuses on the milk yield and milk composition of rabbits and the non-nutritional factors affecting both quantity and quality. Actual highly efficient hybrid does have an average daily milk yield of 250 g or 60 g/kg of live weight during the 4-weeks lactation period. However, compared with cow and sow milk, rabbit's milk is much more concentrated in fat (12.9 g/100 g), protein (12.3 g/100 g) and energy (8.4 MJ/kg) which explains the extremely rapid growth of the young (weight x 6 after 3 weeks). Characteristic of rabbit milk is also the nearly absence of lactose...
Bianospino, E.; Wechsler, F.S.; Fernandes, S.; Roça, R.O.; Moura, A.S.A.M.T.
[EN] The objective was to evaluate the effects of genetic group and age on growth, carcass, and meattraits of rabbits. A total of 144 straightbred Botucatu and White German Giant x Botucatu crossbred rabbitswere involved. Rabbits were weaned at 35 d and sequentially slaughtered, four per genetic group x sexcombination, at: 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, 84 and 91 d. A 2-2 factorial arrangement was employed in a completelyrandomized design with repeated measures for growth traits, and a split-plot for carcass and meat traits.Crossbred rabbits were heavier (2032 vs. 1962 g; P<0.01), consumed more feed (143.5 vs. 131.0 g/d;...
García-Palomares, J.; Carabaño, R.; Garcia-Rebollar, P.; Blas, J.C. de; Corujo, A.; García-Ruiz, A.I.
[EN] The effect of a decrease in the dietary crude protein level from 16% to 14%, maintaining the supply of the most limiting amino acids above the recommended levels, and the addition of proteases to the feed during the growing period was investigated. Two diets were formulated to contain 16% or 14% CP and maintaining the same level of total lysine, methionine and threonine (0.77, 0.50 and 0.58%, respectively) by adding synthetic amino acids (14% CP + AA's). To study the effect of protease supplementation, 1 g/kg of commercially available PESCAZYME 5602¿ was added to the diet containing 16% CP....
Bianchi, M.; Petracci, M.; Cavani, C.
[EN] The effect of dietary use of dehydrated lucerne meal (DLM) and whole linseed (LIN) on chemicalphysical traits, fatty acid composition, susceptibility to lipid oxidation, and sensory quality of rabbit meat and meat products (hamburgers) was studied. Two groups of 128 weaned rabbits (37 d-old) were fed on diets containing 25 or 35% DLM. At 64 d of age, the rabbits were randomly divided into four groups; two of them received the same diet whereas the others were fed on diets containing both 25 or 35% DLM and 8% linseed until slaughtering (87 d). The main effects of DLM (25...
World Rabbit Science
(2006). Abstracts of the 18th Hungary Conference on Rabbit Production, Kaposvar, Hungary. May 24, 2006. World Rabbit Science. 14(4). doi:10.4995/wrs.2006.560