Procedings of the 8th Congress of the
World Rabbit Science Association

Puebla City, México, September, 2004

All articles can be viewed at 8WRC Web Site


GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Main Papers

Genetic improvement of meat rabbits. Programmes and diffusion. Baselga M., pages 1-13.

Selection of maternal lines: Last results and prospects. Garreau H., Piles M., Larzul C., Baselga M., de Rochambeau H., pages 14-25.

Short Papers

  • Genetic and phenotypic responses on wool production and fleece components in two divergent lines selected for total fleece weight in angora rabbits. Allain D., Bonnet M., Picoulet S., Thebault R.G., de Rochambeau H., pages 26-31.
  • Analysis of reproductive performances during the formation of a rabbit synthetic strain. Brun J.M., Baselga M., pages 32-37.
  • Construction of an integrated genetic and cytogenetic map in rabbit. Chantry-Darmon C., Hayes H., Allain D., Pena B., Urien C., Bertaud M., de Rochambeau H., Rogel-Gaillard C., pages 38-43.
  • Stability of transgene transmission in three generations of transgenic rabbits after single or double pronuclear microinjection. Chrenek P., Vasicek D., Makarevich A.V., Jurcik R., Suvegova K., Bauer M., Rafay J., Bulla J., Hetenyi L., Erickson J., Paleyanda R.K., pages 44-50.
  • Heterosis, direct and maternal genetic effects on semen quality traits of rabbits. García M., Piles M., Sánchez J., Rafel O., Ramon J., pages 51-56.
  • Heritability of resistance to bacterial infection in commercial meat rabbit populations. Eady S.J., Garreau H., Hurtaud J., pages 57-62.
  • Can we select on within litter homogeneity in rabbit birth weight? A divergent selection experiment. Garreau H., San Cristobal M., Hurtaud J., Bodin L., Ros M., Robert-Granié C., Saleil G., Bolet G., pages 63-68.
  • New Zealand White rabbits' BLUP values for post-weaning individual body weight under Egyptian conditions. Hassan N.S., pages 69-75.
  • Selection for ovulation rate in rabbits. Preliminary results. Ibañez N., Santacreu M.A., Climent A., Blasco A., pages 76-81.
  • Genetic analysis for milk yield and components and milk conversion ratio in crossing of Saudi rabbits with V-line. Khalil M.H., Mehaia M.A., Al-Homidan A.H., Al-Sobayil K.A., pages 82-89.
  • Selection for feed efficiency in rabbit. Larzul C., Baillot C., Pena-Arnaud B., Ruesche J., Tudela F., de Rochambeau H., pages 90-95.
  • Sequence variation in the rabbit major histocompatibility complex dqa gene. Long J.R., Tang L.M., Qiu X.P., Zeng F.T., Xie X.H., Zhang Y.P., pages 96-101.
  • Crossbreeding effects on carcass traits at 12 weeks of age in Pannon and Danish White rabbits and their reciprocal crosses. Nofal R., Szendrö Zs., Kenessey Á., Jensen J.E., pages 102-109.
  • Body measurements and its coefficient of correlation with the performance index of sexed rabbits slaughtered at different ages. Oliveira M.C., Moura C.D., Arantes U.M., Faria E.B., Lui J.F., Caires, D.R., pages 110-113.
  • Growth traits in simple crossbreeding among dam and sire lines. Orengo J., Gómez E.A., Piles M., Rafel O., Ramón J., pages 114-120.
  • Divergent selection for uterine capacity. Early embryo mortality. Peiró R., Santacreu M.A., Climent A., Blasco A., pages 121-126.
  • Genetic parameters of fertility in two lines of rabbit of different aptitude. Piles M., Rafel O., Ramon J., Varona L., pages 127-132.
  • Lactation and growth intensity of transgenic rabbits. Rafay J., Chrenek P., Vašíček D., Vašíčková K., Süvegová K., Jurčík R., Chrastinová L., Dragin S., pages 133-136.
  • Genetic variability of the resistance for three types of enteropathy in the growing rabbit. Rochambeau H. de, Licois D., Gidenne T., Verdelhan S., Coudert P., Elsen J.M., pages 137-142.
  • Effects of the “naked” gene on postweaning performance and thermotolerance characters in fryer rabbits. Rogers A.D., Lukefahr S.D., Jackson R., pages 143-151.
  • Genetic components of litter performance in a diallel cross involving four rabbit breeds. Rubio-Rubio M., Torres-Hernandez G., Martinez-Garza A., Mastache-Lagunas A.A., Lagunas-Silva M.G., pages 152-157.
  • Selecting high performance rabbits at early ages through a stochastic approach. Sampaio I.B.M., Ferreira W.M., Bastos A.F., pages 158-162.
  • Estimation of the correlation between longevity and litter size. Sánchez J.P., Baselga M., Ducrocq V., pages 163-168.
  • Direct and correlated responses to selection for daily gain in rabbits. Sánchez J.P., Baselga M., Silvestre M.A., Sahuquillo J., pages 169-174.
  • Selection of Pannon white rabbits based on computerised tomography. Szendrö Zs., Romvári R., Nagy I., Andrássy-Baka G., Metzger Sz., Radnai I., Biró-Németh E., Szabó A., Vígh Zs., Horn P., pages 175-180.
  • Genetic variation within and among five rabbit population using microsatellite makers. Zhu Y.F., Zhang J.B., Ren W.Z., Wang Y.Z., pages 181-185.

REPRODUCTION

Main Papers

Underlying physiological mechanisms controlling the reproductive axis of rabbit does. Cristiano Boiti, pages 186-206.

Breeding of young females does. Rommers J.M., pages 1518-1531.

Short Papers

  • Effects of intrauterine crowding on uterine available space per fetus in rabbits. Argente M.J., Santacreu M.A., Climent A., Blasco A., pages 207-212.
  • Resistance of rabbit spermatozoa to ambient stress and to 24-hour refrigeration at 5°C. Badú C.A., Ferreira W.M., Oliveira C.E.A., Kamwa E.B., Lana A.M.Q., pages 213-217.
  • Characterisation of local rabbit performances in Algeria: Environmental variation of litter size and weights. Belhadi S., pages 218-223.
  • Effects of restricted feeding during rearing, combined with a delayed first insemination, on reproductive activity of rabbit does. Bonanno A., Mazza F., Di Grigoli A., Alicata M.L., pages 224-230.
  • Effects of short- and long-term fasting on the ovarian axis and reproductive performance of rabbits does. Brecchia G., Bonanno A., Galeati G., Dall’Aglio C., Di Grigoli A., Parrillo F., Boiti C., pages 231-237.
  • Semen production in two rabbit lines divergently selected for 63-d body weight. Brun J.M., Theau-Clément M., Larzul C., Falières J., Saleil G., pages 238-244.
  • Effect of dietary α-linolenic acid on the semen characteristics of rabbit bucks. Castellini C., Dal Bosco A., Cardinali R., pages 245-250.
  • The effect of the dietary electrolyte balance on the plasma energy, protein, mineral variables and endocrine profile of pluriparous rabbit does. Chiericato G.M., Rizzi C., Brecchia G., pages 251-257.
  • Quality and fertility of preserved rabbit semen at 15°C in gelatin supplemented extender. Echegaray-Torres J.L., Olvera-Carmona J.A., Salcedo-Baca R., Mendoza-Álvarez B., pages 258-262.
  • Effect of nursing methods on productivity in lactating rabbits. Eiben Cs., Kustos K., Gódor-Surmann K., Kotány Sz., Theau-Clément M., Szendrö Zs., pages 263-269.
  • Relationship among feeding level, change of cage and fasting with vulva color and sexual receptivity in New Zealand White and Californian nulliparous does. Gómez R.B., Becerril P.C.M., Torres H.G., Pro M.A., Rodríguez De Lara R., pages 270-275.
  • Ultrasonography study of rabbit’s pregnancy. Gutierrez H.E., Zamora F.M.M., pages 276-280.
  • Effect of the rearing method on the performance of rabbit does (Preliminary results). Gyovai M., Szendrö Zs., Maertens L., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., Matics Zs., Gerencsér Zs., Princz Z., Horn P., pages 281-287.
  • Growth performance traits and the physiological background of young doe rabbits as affected by climatic conditions and lighting regime, under sub-tropical conditions of Egypt. Marai I.F.M., Habeeb A.A.M, Gad A.E., pages 288-297.
  • Modification of the nursing system as a biostimulation method. Matics Zs., Szendrö Zs., Theau-Clement M., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., Gyovai M., Orova Z., Eiben Cs., pages 298-302.
  • Comparison of some reproductive traits of rabbit does selected for high and low body fat content. Milisits G., Lévai A., pages 303-308.
  • In vivo development of vitrified rabbit embryos: effects on prenatal survival. Preliminary results. Mocé M.L., Santacreu M.A., Climent A., Peiró R., Blasco A., pages 309-314.
  • Effects of dietary zinc supplementation on spermatic characteristics of rabbit breeders. Oliveira C.E.A, Badú C.A., Ferreira W.M., Kamwa E.B., Lana A.M.Q., pages 315-321.
  • Evaluation of effects of cryopreservation on rabbit spermatozoa membranes with trypan blue-giemsa staining. Polgár Zs, Virág Gy., Baranyai B., Bodó Sz., Kovács A., Gócza E., pages 322-329.
  • Plasma oestradiol and prolactin in synchronized multiparous rabbit does. Rebollar P.G., Milanés A., Esquifino A.I., Millán P., Lorenzo P.L., pages 330-335.
  • A study on the reproductive performance and physiological response of rabbit bucks fed on diets with two different mineral contents. Rizzi C., Brecchia G., Chiericato G.M., pages 336-342.
  • Buck semen characteristics from a Mexican population of the Californian, New Zealand White, and Chinchilla breeds. Salcedo-Baca R., Pichardo-Reyes M., Echagaray-Torres J.L., pages 343-348.
  • Effect of shearing of rabbit does in summer on their performance. Szendrö Zs., Rashwan A.A., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., Orova Z., pages 349-353.
  • Effect of photoperiod on the reproductive traits of rabbit does. Szendrö Zs., Gerencsér Zs., Gyovai M., Metzger Sz., Radnai I., Biró-Németh E., pages 354-357.
  • Influence of lighting programs on the productivity of rabbit does of two genetic types. Theau-Clément M., Mercier P., pages 358-364.
  • Fatty acid and tocopherol composition of semen components in the rabbit. Zaniboni L., Gliozzi T., Maldjian A., Luzi F., Cerolini S., pages 365-370.
  • Breeding performance of local Kabylian rabbits does in Algeria. Zerrouki N., Bolet G., Berchiche M., Lebas F., pages 371-377.
  • Evaluation of milk production of an Algerian local rabbit population raised in the Tizi-Ouzou area (Kabylia). Zerrouki N., Lebas F., pages 378-384.

PATHOLOGY & HYGIENE

Main Paper

Enteropathies of the rabbit. Licois D., pages 385-403.

Short Papers

  • Molecular profiling of the major bacterial species in the rabbit caecum as affected by therapeutical doses of antibiotics. Abecia L., McEwan N.R., Newbold C.J., Fondevila M., Balcells J., pages 404-409.
  • Selective culture medium to isolate Clostridium spiroforme from rabbit gut. Agnoletti F., Bano L., Deotto S., Comin D., Parenti E., Marcati M., Bertolin M., Mazzolini E., pages 410-415.
  • Report of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) isolated from enteric outbreaks in Italian intensive rabbit herds. Agnoletti F., Favretti M., Deotto S., Passera A., Tisato E., Bano L., Mazzolini E., pages 416-421.
  • Measurement of rabbit’s intestinal villus: preliminary comparison of two methods. Alves A., Pinheiro V., Mourão J.L., Pires I., Oliveira J., Gama A., pages 422-426.
  • The 16s r-DNA rFLP profile of total DNA of intestinal bacteria under pathological conditions. Badiola A., Pérez De Rozas M., Roca M., Carabaño R., García J., Rosell J., pages 427-432.
  • New characteristics, prevention and cure technique of coccidiosis in rabbit. Bao-Jiang Chen, Zi-Lin Gu, Qing-Hua Kan, Chao Zhao, Wen-She Ren, Yu-Ting Huang., pages 433-438.
  • Use of a 3-/O15 Deae enteropathogenic Escherichia coli vaccine in a rabbitry with mixed enteropathy problems: Spreading characteristics and protective effect. Bohez L., Maertens L., Laevens H., Stakenborg T., Peeters J., Vandekerchove D., pages 439-444.
  • An attenuated 2+/O132 Dtir enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) offers cross protection against a 3-/O15 challenge and partial protection against an 8+/O103 challenge. Bohez L., Stakenborg T., Laevens H., Peeters J., Vandekerchove D., pages 445-450.
  • Different administration methods for the 3-/O15 Deae EPEC vaccine strain protecting meat rabbits against a 3-/O15 challenge: Preliminary results. Bohez L., Stakenborg T., Laevens H., Peeters J., Vandekerchove D., pages 451-456.
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of soluble bacitracin (Bacivet S®) in drinking water compared to bacitracin in the feed (AlBac®), during an experimental reproduction of epizootic rabbit enteropathy syndrome. Boisot P., Duperray J., Guyonvarch A., Richard A., Licois D., Coudert P., pages 457-462.
  • Genetically engineered enteropathogenic Escherichia coli strain protects rabbits against colibacillosis. Boullier S., Nougayrède J-P., Marches O., Tasca C., Milon A., pages 463-469.
  • Virulence genes and antimicrobial resistance patterns of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli from rabbits in southern Italy. Camarda A., Pennelli D., Battista P., Martella V., Greco L., Alloggio I., Mazzolini E., pages 470-476.
  • Results of seroepidemiological surveys for the detection of natural anti-RHD antibodies induced by the nonpathogenic rabbit calicivirus (RCV) in meat rabbits. Capucci L., Cerrone A., Botti G., Mariani F., Bartoli M., Lavazza A., pages 477-483.
  • Intestinal emphysema in a rabbit doe (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Cayo V., Peris B., García V., Segura P., Martínez J., Ortega J., Corpa J.M., pages 484-489.
  • A survey of zoonotic agents in Italian rabbit slaughterhouses. Cerrone A., Mariani F., Ciabrelli M., Galiero G., De Carlo E., Fioretti A., Baiano A., Bartoli M., pages 490-497.
  • Parasitological zoonosis in rabbit meat: Results of seroepidemiological survey for the investigation of Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Toxoplasma gondii and Chlamydia psittaci in Italian rabbitries. Cerrone A., Mariani F., Ciabrelli M., Galiero G., De Carlo E., Fioretti A., Baiano A., Bartoli M., pages 498-503.
  • Abdominal pregnancies in farm rabbits. Corpa J.M., Segura P., Martínez J., Ortega J., Peris B., pages 504-511.
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of Cycostat®66G against coccidiosis in fattening rabbits under controlled field conditions. Coudert P., pages 512-519.
  • Study of early phenomena during experimental epizootic rabbit enteropathy: Preliminary results. Coudert P., Licois D., pages 520-525.
  • Characterization of E. coli strains isolated from rabbits with enteritis in Lombardia and Emilia Romagna (northern Italy) during the period 2000-2003. D’Incau M., Pennelli D., Pacciarini M., Maccabiani G., Lavazza A., Tagliabue S., pages 526-531.
  • Gastro-intestinal and external parasitosis of rabbit in Bénin. Farougou S., Koutinhouin B, Kpodekon M., Dougnon P., Djago Y., Adehan R., Ahlincou F., pages 532-539.
  • Recurrent outbreaks of amyxomatous myxomatosis in a commercial rabbitry attributed to contact transmission. Farsang A., Makranszki L., Dobos-Kovács M., Virág G., Fábián K., Tímea B., Kulcsár G., Kucsera L., Soós T., Vetés F., pages 540-548.
  • Study on control technology of infectious rhinitis of rabbit. Gu Z.L., Chen B.J., Kan Q.H., Ren W.S., Huang Y.T., Huang R.L., pages 549-554.
  • Results of the technical management of four rabbit farms in Bénin. Kpodekon M.R., Djago Y., Farougou S., Coudert P., Lebas F., pages 555-561.
  • An update on the presence and spreading in Italy of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus and of its antigenic variant RHDVa. Lavazza A., Cerrone A., Agnoletti F., Perugini G., Fioretti A., Botti G., Bozzoni G., Cerioli M., Capucci L., pages 562-568.
  • Serological evaluation of the immunity induced in commercial rabbits by vaccination for myxomatosis and RHD. Lavazza A., Graziani M., Tranquillo V.M., Botti G., Palotta C., Cerioli M., Capucci L., pages 569-575.
  • Microbiological control of the environment in an intensive rabbit rearing. Martino P.A., Luzi F., Verga M., pages 576-581.
  • Exploring the epidemiology of lapine rotaviruses: Evidence for spreading of rotaviruses displaying the newly-recognised p[22] vp4 gene allele in Italy. Martella V., Lavazza A., Terio V., Camarda A., Cerioli M., Elia G., Pratelli A., Buonavoglia C., pages 582-588.
  • Food safety in rabbit meat production. Mendoza B.J., Alonso F.M.U., Díaz Z.S., Beltrán L.T., Velázquez O.V., pages 589-596.
  • Tolerance of decoquinate in the rabbit. Mercier P., Morel-Saives A., Verdelhan S., Richard A., pages 597-600.
  • Efficacy of intradermal RHD vaccination using various adjuvants on fattening rabbits. Pagès-Manté A., Alfonso M., pages 601-607.
  • Biotype and susceptibility to antimicrobial agents of rabbit Escherichia coli. Pisoni A.M., Piccirillo A., Gallazzi D., Agnoletti F., Grilli G., pages 608-613.
  • Health status of domestic rabbits in the Iberian peninsula. Influence of their origin. Rosell J.M., De La Fuente L.F., pages 614-619.
  • Excretion of tilmicosin in milk of rabbits after subcutaneous administration. Saggiorato M., Pradella G., Fedrizzi G., Menotta S., Scandurra S., Anfossi P., Casarotti M., Giovanardi D., pages 620-625.
  • Characterization of growing rabbit morbidity and mortality in a rabbitry in Chapingo, Mexico. Salcedo-Baca R., Martínez-García G.E., Montesinos R.L.I., Gómez-Lorence M., pages 626-631.
  • Comparison of inner organs weight and some hematological and biochemical blood parameters of transgenic and nontransgenic rabbits. Süvegová K., Jurčík R., Chrenek P., Gažovičová Z., Rafay J., Hanusová E., pages 632-638.
  • Ileal mucosal effects of vitamin E in experimentally infected rabbits with enteropathogenic Escherichia coli O103. Tsalie E., Kaldrymidoy E., Kouzi K., Poutahidis Th., Xylouri E., Iliadis N., Sarris K., Abas Z., pages 639-645.
  • Screening of high and low virulence Staphylococcus aureus isolates from rabbits for mscramm genes. Vancraeynest D., Hermans K., Haesebrouck F., pages 646-651.
  • Antimicrobial resistance and resistance genes in Staphylococcus aureus strains from rabbits. Vancraeynest D., Hermans K., Martel A., Vaneechoutte M., Devriese L.A., Haesebrouck F., pages 652-657.
  • Efficacy of ciprofloxacin and enrofloxacin in the treatment of a respiratory pasteurellosis outbreak in New Zealand rabbits. Velázquez O.V., Alonso F.M.U., Mendoza B.J., Talavera R.M., Lagunas B.S., Montes De Oca J.R., pages 658-663.
  • Diarrheal case in semi-intensive production of New Zealand White (NZW) rabbit in Mexico City. Characterization of macroscopic and microscopic lesions. Ventura E., Juárez M., Candanosa E., pages 664-668.
  • Effect of a limited access to water on mortality of fattening rabbits. Verdelhan S., Bourdillon A., Morel-Saives A., Audoin E., pages 669-672.
  • Characterization of Pasteurella multocida recovered from live rabbits at a small-scale farm previously manifesting deaths by pyothorax and pyometra. Virág G., Mandoki M., Odermatt M., pages 673-680.
  • Rabbit haemorrhagic disease in China. Xue J.B., Chen X.X., Xu W.Z., pages 681-685.

FEEDING & NUTRITION

Main Paper

Reflections on rabbit nutrition with a special emphasis on feed ingredients utilization. Lebas F., pages 686-736.

Short Papers

  • Effect of feeding diets containing yucca extract or probiotic on growth, digestibility, nitrogen balance and caecal microbial activity of growing New Zealand White rabbits. Amber Kh., Yakout H.M., Hamed R.S., pages 737-745.
  • Characterization of the microbial diversity of rabbit intestinal tract by restriction fragment length polymorphism. Badiola I., Pérez De Rozas A.M., Roca M., Carabaño R., Gómez M., García J., de Blas C., pages 746-751.
  • Protein recycling in rabbits: Incorporation of microbial lysine in growing rabbits as a method of measurement. Belenguer A., Balcells J., Guada J.A., Gonzalez R., Decoux M., pages 752-758.
  • Interest of hydric restriction times of 2 and 3 hours per day to induce feed restriction in growing rabbits. Boisot P., Duperray J., Dugenétais X., Guyonvarch A., pages 759-764.
  • Immune response induced by feed in growing rabbits. Cano J.L., Blas E., Soler M.D., Moya V.J., Guillén M.I., pages 765-770.
  • Effect of dietary n-3 fatty acids on the composition of doe’s milk and tissues of suckling rabbits. Castellini C., Dal Bosco A., Cardinali R., Mugnai C., Sciascia E., pages 771-777.
  • A mathematical model for the lactation curve of the rabbit does. Casado C., Piquer O., Cervera C., Pascual J.J., pages 778-784.
  • Effect of corn processing and level of inclusion on growth of meat rabbits. Cossu M.E., Cumini M.L., Lazzari G., pages 785-791.
  • Effect of pre-weaning diet on rabbit performance. Di Meo C., Bovera F., Piccolo G., Gazaneo M.P., Nizza A., pages 792-798.
  • Dose-dependent effect of cellulase supplementation on performance of early-weaned rabbit. Eiben Cs., Mézes M., Szijártó N., Kustos K., Gódor-Surmann K., Erdélyi M., pages 799-804.
  • Effect of anise and fenugreek supplementation on performance of rabbit does. Eiben Cs., Rashwan A.A., Kustos K., Gódor-Surmann K., Szendrö Zs., pages 805-810.
  • Study of glutathione peroxidase activity in some environmental induction models in rabbit. Erdelyi M., Mézes M., Virág G., pages 811-817.
  • The prediction of nutritive value of rabbit diets from tables of feed composition. Fernández-Carmona J., Soriano J., Pascual J.J., Cervera C., pages 828-823.
  • The measure of milk rabbit. Fernández-Carmona J., Blas E., Cervera C., Pascual J.J., pages 824-828.
  • Effects of dietary mannan oligosaccharide in comparison to oxytetracycline on performance of growing rabbits. Fonseca A.P., Falcão L., Kocher A., Spring P., pages 829-833.
  • Performance of growing rabbits fed on diets containing high moisture sorghum silage grain with low or high tannin contents. Furlan A.C., Scapinello C., Moreira A.C., Martins E.N., Murakami A.E., Jobim C.C., pages 834-838.
  • Increasing levels of ramie (Boehmeria nivea) hay on the diets of fattening rabbits. Gabbi A.M., Viégas J., Toledo, G.S.P, Iora A.L., Fronza L., Carlotto S.B., pages 839-844.
  • Effects of source of protein and enzyme supplementation on performance of fattening rabbits. García J., García A.I., García-Rebollar P., de Blas C., Carabaño R., page 845.
  • Growth, health status and digestion of rabbits weaned at 23 or 32 days of age. Gidenne T., Fortun-Lamothe L., pages 846-852.
  • Feeding strategy for the early weaned rabbit: interest of a high energy and protein starter diet on growth and health status. Gidenne T., Lapanouse A., Fortun-Lamothe L., pages 853-860.
  • Determination of faecal dry matter digestibility in rabbits weaned at 25 days of age. Gómez-Conde M.S., Chamorro S., Nicodemus N., Villamide M.J., García J., de Blas C., Carabaño R., page 861.
  • Effect of the level of soluble fibre on ileal apparent digestibility at different ages. Gómez-Conde M.S., Chamorro S., Nicodemus N., García J., Carabaño R., deBlas C., pages 862-863.
  • Effects of source of fibre on fat composition and fat recycling with caecotrophes. Gómez-Conde M.S., Chamorro S., Menoyo D., García-Rebollar P., deBlas C., page 864.
  • Study on the optimal crude fibre content of growing rex rabbit diet. Gu Z.L., Chen B.J., Li J., Zhao C., Dong B., Ge J., pages 865-868.
  • Effect of supplemental dietary fat for rabbits on milk composition and rearing performance of young rabbits. Kowalska D., Bielanski P., pages 869-873.
  • Effect of probiotic Bioplus 2B® on performance of growing rabbit. Kustos K., Kovács D., Gódor-Surmann K., Eiben Cs., pages 874-879.
  • Effect of dietary saccharicterpenin to rabbit production performance. Liang Q.Z., Ren K.L., Xiao B.Y., Ren J.L., Wang F., Zhang L.J., pages 880-884.
  • Comparative studies on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, immunity index and protease activities between weaning-2 month and 2-3 month New Zealand rabbits. Li Fu-Chang, Lei Qiu-Xia, Zhang Xiuling, pages 885-890.
  • The effect of additive named “Jian Tu San” in feed upon the productivity of Rex rabbit. Liu Y.F., Gao Z.H., Wang P., Zhao F.C., Zhang B.Q., pages 891-896.
  • Nutritive value of diets containing alfalfa hay and whole corn plant to growing rabbits. Lui J.F., Andrade B.R.P., Oliveira M.C., Arantes U.M., Cancherini L.C., Caires D.R., pages 897-901.
  • Nitrogen and phosphorus excretion in rabbits: a calculation basis for commercial farms. Maertens L., Cavani C., Petracci M., pages 902-908.
  • Effect of a specific feeding program based on high energy lactation and pregnancy diets on rabbit does and young rabbits' performances. Montessuy S., Mousset J.L., Ferchaud N., pages 909-914.
  • Effects of fructo-oligosaccharides on performances of growing rabbits. Mourão J.L., Alves A., Pinheiro V., pages 915-921.
  • Fatty acids omega-3 in milk of rabbits does fed common vetch and sardine oil. Muñiz M.A., Pro A., Becerril C.M., Sosa E., Ramos N.A., Gallegos J., Hernández O., pages 922-927.
  • Effect of level of fibre and level of ground of fibre sources on digestion and ileal and caecal characterization of microbiota of early weaned rabbits. Nicodemus N., Pérez-Alba L., Carabaño R., deBlas C., Badiola I., Pérez De Rozas A., García J., pages 928-929.
  • Lipea marker for estimating total faecal production and dry matter apparent digestibility in growing rabbits. Pereira R.A.N., Saliba E.O.S., Motta W.F., Bertechini A.G., Donato D.C.Z., Duarte M.R., Chaves M.L., pages 930-935.
  • Effect of mannan oligosaccharides on the ileal morphometry and cecal fermentation of growing rabbits. Pinheiro V., Alves A., Mourão J.L., Guedes C.M, Pinto L., Spring P., Kocher A., pages 936-941.
  • Effects of zinc bacitracin on performance, digestibility and caecal development of growing rabbits. Pinheiro V., Mourão J.L., Alves A., Rodrigues M., Saavedra M.J., pages 942-947.
  • Feeding program for young rabbit does according to their genetic level. Quevedo F., Cervera C., Blas E., Baselga M., Costa C., Pascual J.J., pages 979-953.
  • Effect of frequent weighing on the performance of growing rabbits. Rashwan A.A., Szendrö Zs., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., pages 954-958.
  • Study of the dietary energy and protein content for growing Rex rabbits from weaning to marketing. Ren K.L., Li Y.P., Hu Y.S., Liang Q.Z., Luo H.D., pages 959-963.
  • Study of the dietary energy and protein levels for reproducing Rex rabbits. Ren K.L., Li Y.P., Ren J.L., He D.C., Liang Q.Z., pages 964-967.
  • Digestive energy and crude protein level for growing Rex rabbit. Ren K., Li Y., Liang Q., Ren J., Luo H., Tang Y., Huang S., pages 968-972.
  • Effect of dietary peashrub on rabbit performance and carcass traits. Ren K.L, Niu X.W, He D.C, Xiao B.Y., Huang S.F., Li Y.P., pages 973-977.
  • Use of cassava meal residue on rabbit feeding. Scapinello C., Michelan A.C., Furlan A.C., Moreira I., Martins E.N., Murakami A.E., pages 978-983.
  • Effect of drinking water temperatures and some dietary feed additives on performance of heat stressed rabbits. Selim A.D., Soliman A.Z., Abdel-Khalek A., pages 984-990.
  • Effect of triacylglycerols of caprylic and capric acid on performance, mortality and digestibility of nutrients in growing rabbits. Skřivanová V., Volek Z., Zita L., Marounek M.M., pages 991-995.
  • Effect of digestible fibre/starch ratio and animal fat level in diets around weaning on mortality rate of rabbits. Soler M.D., Blas E., Cano J.L., Pascual J.J., Cervera C., Fernández-Carmona J., pages 996-1001.
  • Energy utilization and partition of nulliparous rabbit does in the last third of pregnancy. Toschi I., Cesari V., Rapetti L., Bava L., Grilli G., Castrovilli C., pages 1002-1007.
  • The effect of restriction on digestibility of nutrients, organ growth and blood picture in broiler rabbits. Tůmová E., Skřivanová V., Zita L., Skřivan M., Fučíková A., pages 1008-1014.
  • Effect of a limited access to water on water consumption, feed intake and growth of fattening rabbits. Verdelhan S., Bourdillon A., Morel-Saives A., pages 1015-1021.
  • Replacement of starch by pectin and chicory inulin in the starter diet of early-weaned rabbits: effect on growth, health status, caecal traits and viscosity of the small intestinal content. Volek Z., Skřivanová V., Marounek M., Zita L., pages 1022-1028.
  • Effect of reproductive rhythm and litter weaning age on the performance and body energy balance of rabbit does. Xiccato G., Trocino A., Sartori A., Queaque P.I., Brecchia G., Boiti C., pages 1029-1034.

DIGESTIVE PHYSIOLOGY

Main Paper

Interactions between gut microflora and digestive mucosal immunity, and strategies to improve digestive health in young rabbits. Fortun-Lamothe L., Boullier S., pages 1035-1067.

Short Papers

  • Cecal content composition and dry matter excretion in rabbits consuming sugar cane meals. Dihigo L.E., Savón L., Sierra F., pages 1068-1071.
  • Effects of exogenously added short-chain fatty acids on pancreatic exocrine secretion in domestic rabbit. Dojana N., Pop A., Papuc C., pages 1072-1078.
  • Weaning age and development of the small intestinal mucosa in the young rabbit. Gallois M., Gidenne T., Fortun-Lamothe L., Le Huerou-Luron I., Lalles J.P., pages 1079-1085.
  • Effect of a vegetable extract (trade name: Immunovet–HBM®) upon activity of digestive enzymes in rabbits. Kósa E., Kovács M., Rigó Z., pages 1086-1090.
  • Development of the caecal microflora of newborn rabbits during the first ten days after birth. Kovács M., Szendrö Zs., Csutorás I., Bóta B., Bencsné K.Z., Orova Z., Radnai I., Biróné N.E., Horn P., pages 1091-1096.
  • Some digestive-physiological parameters of early-weaned rabbits fed non-medicated diets. Kovacs M., Szendrö Zs., Csutorás I., Bóta B., Fébel H., Kósa E., Bencsné K.Z., Szakács Á., Horn P., pages 1097-1102.
  • Weights of digestive organs, caecal metabolites and fermentation stoichiometry in coypus and rabbits. Marounek M., Skřivan M., Skřivanová V., Savka O., pages 1103-1108.
  • Digestibility of dietary peashrub nutrients. Ren K.L., Niu X.W., Luoh D., Li Y.S., Wang F., pages 1109-1113.
  • The effects of supplemental microbial phytase in diets on the growth performance and mineral excretion of Rex rabbits. Zhao Guo-Xian, Feng Zhi-Hua, Wang Yu-Ding, Li Yun-Qi, Liu Guan-Zhong, pages 1114-1120.

MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS

Main Paper

Colony rearing of fattening rabbits (Abstract). Maertens L., page 1121.

Short Papers

  • Effect of nursing frequency on rabbits’ productive performance. Echegaray-Torres J.L., Rebolledo-Ch.O., Rodríguez-H.J.C., Salcedo-Baca R., pages 1122-1127.
  • Examination of factors influencing rabbit survival (preliminary results). Gyovai M., Maertens L., Nagy I., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., Princz Z., Gerencsér Zs., Szendrö Zs., pages 1128-1133.
  • Results of the technical management of four rabbit farms in Bénin. Kpodekon M.R., Djago Y., Farougou S., Coudert P., Lebas F., pages 1134-1140.
  • Study of a two-phase rearing method for growing rabbits. Matics Zs., Szendrö Zs., Radnai I., Biró-Németh E., Gyovai M., Orova Z., pages 1141-1145.
  • Characterization of rabbit meat middlemen in the metropolitan area of Mexico City. Olivares R., Soriano R., López M., Rivera J., Losada H., pages 1146-1151.
  • Consumption patterns of rabbit meat in the metropolitan area of Mexico City. Olivares R., Soriano R., López M., Rivera J., Losada H., pages 1152-1156.
  • Selling points and forms of consumption of rabbit meat in the metropolitan area of Mexico City. Olivares R., Soriano R., López M., Rivera J., Losada H., pages 1157-1161.
  • Effect of nursing method and stocking density on the performance of early weaned rabbits. Rashwan A.A., Matics Zs., Szendrö Zs., Orova Z., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., pages 1162-1167.
  • The effect of daily lighting program on the performance of growing rabbits. Szendrö Zs., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., Metzger Sz., Princz Z., Gerencsér Zs., pages 1168-1171.

FAO - RABBIT SCIENCE AND PRODUCTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Main Paper

Rabbit production in hot climates. Rafa-Ala-El, pages 1172-1180.

Short Papers

  • Rabbit breeding in La Pampa: A cooperation model for the production of quality rabbit meat. Facchin E., Cossu M.E., García S.M., Gauna C., pages 1181-1187.
  • Studies on the productive and reproductive performances of Soviet Chinchilla and New Zealand White breeds of rabbit under the subtropical condition of Tripura. Ghosh S.K., Das A., Bujarbaruah K.M., Das Asit, Dhiman K.R., Singh N.P., pages 1188-1193.
  • Evaluation of some production parameters in rabbit. Jaouzi T., Barkok A., Bouzekraoui A., Bouymajjane Z., pages 1194-1201.
  • Inclusion of crude olive cake in growing rabbit’s diet: Effect on growth and slaughter yield. Kadi S.A., Belaidi-Gater N., Chebat F., pages 1202-1207.
  • Rabbit production in small rabbitries in Texcoco, Mexico. Martínez F., Becerril P.C.M., Pro M.A., García D.G., García M.R., Cuca G.M., pages 1208-1211.
  • Rabbit production, education and research in Hungary. Szendrö Zs., pages 1212-1217.

WELFARE AND ETHOLOGY

Main Paper

Maternal behaviour in rabbits: Regulation by hormonal and sensory factors. González-Mariscal G., pages 1218-1228.

Short Papers

  • A prototype of colony cage for improving the welfare of rabbit does: Preliminary results. Dal Bosco A., Mugnai C., Castellini C., Laudazi S., pages 1229-1234.
  • Sociometric investigations in groups of wild and domestic rabbits with one buck and two or three does. Hoy St., Schuh D., pages 1235-1240.
  • Evaluation of the use of straw as an entertainment in Gigante de España rabbit cages: the effect of the placing of the straw in cage on the behaviour. López M., Carrilho M.C., Gómez C., pages 1241-1246.
  • Group housing of broiler rabbits: performances in enriched vs. barren pens. Maertens L., Tuyttens F., Van Poucke E., pages 1247-1250.
  • The free choice of rabbits among identically and differently sized cages. Matics Zs., Szendrö Zs., Bessei W., Radnai I., Biró-Németh E., Orova Z., Gyovai M., pages 1251-1256.
  • Location and social behaviour of young rabbit bucks. Negretti P., Albani A., Finzi A., pages 1257-1262.
  • Free choice of growing rabbits between deep litter and wire net floor in pens. Orova Z., Szendrö Zs., Matics Zs., Radnai I., Biró-Németh E., pages 1263-1265.
  • Vocalization of rabbit pups in the mother-young relationship. Schuh D., Hoy St., Selzer D., pages 1266-1270.
  • The behaviour of farm rabbits in the day of parturition. Solar A., Fernández-Carmona J., Cervera C., Pascual J.J., pages 1271-1276.
  • Group housing of growing rabbits: Effect of stocking density and cage floor on performance, welfare, and meat quality. Trocino A., Xiccato G., Queaque P.I., Sartori A., pages 1277-1282.
  • Effect of housing and environmental enrichment on performance and behaviour in fattening rabbits. Verga M., Zingarelli I., Heinzl E., Ferrante V., Martino P.A., Luzi F., pages 1283-1288.

WOOL AND FUR

Short Papers

  • Effect of protein level on lactating performance, daily gain and fur density in Rex rabbit. Gu Z.L., Bai Y.F., Chen B.J., Huo G.C., Zhao C., pages 1289-1294.
  • Study on fur density in Rex rabbit. Gu Z.L., Chen B.J., Dong B., Zhao C., Ren W.S., Huang R.L., pages 1295-1300.
  • Effects of different strains and combinations on the product performance of rex rabbit. Gu Z.L., Zhao C., Chen B.J., Ren W.S., Huang Y.T., Dong B., pages 1301-1306.
  • Primary measurement for production performance of the original America breed Rex rabbits and their offspring. Yang J., Li L., Wu L., Liu J., pages 1307-1311.
  • Breeding selection of Wan strain coarse wool angora rabbit. Zhao H.L., Zhu X.B., Li L.B., Chen S., pages 1312-1317.

MEAT QUALITY AND PROCESSING

Main Papers

Rabbit meat processing and traceability. Cavani C., Petracci M., pages 1318-1336.

Effects of nutrition and selection on meat quality. Pla M., pages 1337-1348.

Short Papers

  • Effect of genotype and sex on pH of Biceps femoris and Longissimus dorsi muscles in rabbit carcasses. Barròn G., Rosas G., Sandoval Ch., Bonilla O., Reyes G., Rico P., Cardona L., Zamora F., pages 1349-1353.
  • Carcass and meat quality of straightbred and crossbred rabbits. Bianospino E., Moura A.S.A.M.T., Wechsler F.S., Fernandes S., Roça R.O., pages 1354-1359.
  • Growth traits and dressing percentage of straightbred and crossbred rabbits. Bianospino E., Wechsler F.S., Moura A.S.A.M.T., Fernandes S., pages 1360-1365.
  • A survey on carcass and meat characteristics of Ischia rabbits raised in pits. Bovera F., Di Meo C., Barone C., Gazaneo M.P., Taranto S., Nizza A., pages 1366-1371.
  • Does selection for growth rate impair bone resistance in the rabbit? Combes S., Larzul C., Gondret F., de Rochambeau H., pages 1372-1378.
  • Effect of maternal feed restriction on muscular characteristics of rabbit offspring. Dalle Zotte A., Rémignon H., Chiericato G.M., pages 1379-1383.
  • Effect of feed restriction during post-weaning growth on fibre characteristics of Biceps femoris muscle in the rabbit. Dalle Zotte A., Rémignon H., Ouhayoun J., pages 1384-1389.
  • A Bayesian approach of the effect of selection for growth rate on sensory meat quality of rabbit. Hernández P., Guerrero L., Ramírez J., Mekkawy W., Pla M., Ariño B., Ibáñez N., Blasco A., pages 1390-1395.
  • Growth performances and slaughter traits of a local Kabylian population of rabbits reared in Algeria: Effects of sex and rearing season. Lakabi D., Zerrouki N., Lebas F., Berchiche M., pages 1396-1402.
  • FT-nIR spectroscopy of treated blood plasma to predict carcass and meat quality of young female rabbits. Masoero G., Bergoglio G., Brugiapaglia A., Destefanis G., Chicco R., pages 1403-1408.
  • FT-nIR spectroscopy of fresh and treated muscle tissue in young female rabbits. Masoero G., Bergoglio G., Brugiapaglia A., Destefanis G., Chicco R., pages 1409-1415.
  • Bone particle determination in mechanically separated rabbit meat– Preliminary results. McNitt J.I., Negatu Z., McMillin K., pages 1416-1421.
  • Comparison of carcass traits and meat quality of Hyplus hybrid, purebred Pannon White rabbits and their crossbreds. Metzger Sz., Odermatt M., Szendrö Zs., Mohaupt M., Romvári R., Makai A., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., Sipos L., pages 1422-1428.
  • Examination on the carcass traits of different rabbit genotypes. Metzger Sz., Odermatt M., Szendrö Zs., Mohaupt M., Romvári R., Makai A., Biró-Németh E., Radnai I., Horn P., pages 1429-1434.
  • Effect of selection for growth rate on carcass and meat composition in rabbits. Pascual M., Aliaga S., Pla M., pages 1435-1440.
  • Intraperitoneal electronic identification of rabbits. Pinna W., Sedda P., Marongiu M.L., Moniello G., Nizza A., Dimeo C., pages 1441-1446.
  • Linear measurements of carcasses as a tool to improve the evaluation of the rabbit meat production. Pinna W., Marongiu M.L., Sedda P., Moniello G., Nizza A., Piccolo G., pages 1447-1451.

ALTERNATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Main Paper

Sustainable and alternative systems of rabbit production. Lukefahr, S.D., pages 1452-1464.

Short Papers

  • Small cuniculture family farm on the south coast of Guerrero State, Mexico. Clavel C., Hernández E., Herrera J., Hernández V., Hernández D., pages 1465-1470.
  • Reproductive rabbit parameters of backyard production in the urban and peri-urban spaces in Xochimilco region. Contreras J.L., Rivera J., López M., Losada H., Soriano R., Ámbriz D., Arenas C., pages 1471-1475.
  • Evaluation of productive indicators in half-breed rabbits fed with local products in Cuba. López O., Montejo I.L., pages 1476-1481.
  • Slurry evaluation for the production of hydroponic fodder for rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and vermicompost as substratum for ficus inoculated with arbuscular Mycorrhizae glomus. Nava Zavaleta J., Jorge Sandoval D., Vargas Muñoz J.A., pages 1482-1487.
  • Backyard rabbit production as a sustainability system in the urban and peri-urban area of Xochimilco region. Rivera J., López M., Losada H., Soriano R., Arias L., Cortés J., pages 1488-1494.
  • The rabbit production in the volcanoes rural area of Ecatzingo Village, México State. Rivera J., Pérez F., López M., Losada H., Cortes J., Herrera J., Arias L., pages 1495-1500.
  • A group-housing system for rabbit does in commercial production: A new approach. Ruis M., Coenen E., pages 1501-1506.
  • Evaluation of an organic diet for growing rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) based on alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and corn (Zea mays). Salcedo-Baca R., Ramírez-Luna G., Quiñónez-Cruz B., Echegaray-Torres J.L., pages 1507-1512.
  • Characterization of a pet rabbit’s herd in Mexico City. Sandoval Tinoco S.C., López González M.A., pages 1513-1517.