Pan-American Rabbit Science Newsletter

ISSN 1206 - 4122

This publication provides news and review articles on recent developments in rabbit meat production science, providing this information directly to the rabbit producers. This work continues the tradition of the great astronomer Gallileo, who democratically distributed scientific information directly to the people, without such dissemination under the direct control of the scientific establishment.

The mission of this publication is to help reduce the growing delay in getting new research information to the production level, by providing rabbit producers on the large continents with up-to-date research and reviews of developments in rabbit science, without the time and expense of travelling to far-away conferences. "Conferences" are also one of the usual means by which the establishment controls the dissemination of scientific information. Please support freedom of information in science - subscribe now!

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   Dear Reader,
   Thank you for visiting this web site! You have found it - your best
   source for up-to-date rabbit science information!
      For only US$15 per year, I give you the opportunity to read
   the best possible articles on rabbit science and production.
      Also, you get the perspective of someone (myself) with actual
   rabbit production experience, 17 years in commercial production.
      Yes, these issues cost you a few dollars, but they SAVE you
   many times the cost in improved production and improved welfare
   for your rabbits.
   You get the most up-to-date information possible, for example:
   * The December 1996 issue explained how chemotherapy (copper sulfate)
   has been employed to prop up deficient rabbit diets across N. America,
   and in another article, presented the most comprehensive review on
   receptivity in rabbits published to date, not even surpassed by the
   main review paper on this topic in the 7th World Rabbit Congress
   in July, 2000.
   * The December 1997 issue presented the most complete set of
   calculations yet available to calculate profitability in a rabbitry, and
   presented the first rabbit cycle circular calendar that actually WORKS!
   * The December 1998 issue gave photographic evidence of how rabbits
   chew fibrous material, gave a first actual look into the process by
   which rabbits regulate feed intake and presented some recommendations
   on particle size for various feed components. The "synthesis" part
   of this review article was presented in an international conference on
   rabbits held in North Sinai, Egypt, September 1999, as "Feed Particle
   Size and Caecal Function: Some New Perspectives."
   * The review on behaviour in the Summer 2000 issue illustrated why
   rabbits must have a material such as straw as a background to their
   environment and why it will probably never be possible to make a 
   truly "complete" rabbit feed. This article also clears up the
   confusion between cage size and stocking density, shows why caecal
   motility and locomotion (of the rabbit) are closely related, what
   is a main cause of kits found on the cage floor and in entrance to
   the nest and shows the most probable pathway for the young rabbits
   acquiring the caecal flora essential for digestion.
   * In the December 2001 issue, an article on enterocolitis sums up
   the past several year's work in solving this problem. For years, people
   in Europe have wondered why rabbit production in North America never
   "took off" like it did in Europe. In North America, besides
   the Cute Bunny Syndrome, there was lurking in the background, the
   spectre of enterocolitis which would take down any herd of decent size.
   But in Europe in late 1996 and 1997 a "brown wave" swept over
   the countryside, causing high losses to rabbit farms. Researchers in
   Europe, employing the Scientific Method, have struggled with this problem
   all these years, with no definite solution in sight. Here however, in
   our research program of very small means, employing a novel technology
   known as a "neural network", we have solved this problem
   conclusively, and report the methods so that anyone else may verify
   the results.
   * These are all "firsts" in the literature, you read it here first!  

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Pan-American Rabbit Science Newsletter

ISSN 1206 - 4122

Published and edited by Robert McCroskey

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