The Copper Sulfate Debate: Has this question been answered yet? Review of the use of copper sulfate in rabbit feed, giving several possible alternatives to this chemotherapy for prevention of enteritis. (19 pages, 76 references)
Lighting programs - A review. How to determine receptivity, how to determine length and duration of oestrus, stimulation of receptivity with male presence and lighting regime. A suggestion for a lighting regime under tropical conditions. (12 pages, 57 references)
How often can a buck be used? A review of some interesting findings from the 6th World Rabbit Congress, Toulouse France, July 1996. (8 pages, 41 references)
These two articles on doe (receptivity) and buck usage are up-to-date and essential for understanding how rabbit breeding works. The article on receptivity is (still) the most complete review ever published. Some of the references have been mis-interpreted over and over by science people. Read the actual facts on lighting programs!
Outline of Recommendations for Appropriate Domestic Rabbit Management in accordance with animal welfare considerations, by Dr. H.Ch. Löliger, Chairman World Rabbit Science Association Commission on Rabbit Welfare) Reprinted by permission from World Rabbit Science.
Sanitation status of rabbitries. Discussion of appropriate sanitation procedures, use of disinfectants, control of coccidiosis and the description of the control of an actual monitored disease outbreak.
Antibiotic use in rabbits. An up-to-date table of which antibiotics can be used, and which should not be used for rabbits. A translation of a table originally appearing in World Rabbit Science.
Treatment of Anorexia / Hairballs in rabbits. A review of the causes and symptoms of hairballs and anorexia, previously described as "young doe syndrome" - a new treatment.
Treatment of ringworm in rabbits, without having to spray or dip the rabbits - uses a spray with an active vapour phase on ceiling, walls, floor, and caging.
A field trial of a fibre supplement and a feed acidifier with butyrate. A trial under farm conditions of several recent scientific developments in nutrition, while presenting an application of up-to-date rabbit nutrient requirements.
Ask a rabbit question: Two answers to rabbit questions:
Allowable noise levels in rabbitries.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids in rabbit meat. A look at one of the benefits of eating rabbit, and fatty acid terminology explained.
This issue is essential information for anyone in rabbit production. The article on treating hairballs in rabbits is worth the cost of this issue many times over.
Abstracts pertaining to rabbits from the International Conference on Animal Production. Abstracts of 16 articles, 7 pages.
Productive and reproductive performance of rabbits as affected by breed, parity, sex and hCG injection. Soliman A.S., El-Gendi G.M., Hamouda I.A.
Nutritional studies on some green forages in Egypt. 2. Studies on two successive cuts of guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.) fed to sheep and rabbits. Abd El-Baki S.M., Nowar M.S., Oraby F.T., Hassona E.M., Bassuny S.M., El-Gendy K.M.
Nutritional evaluation of sunflower seeds waste in adult rabbit diets. Radwan M.S.M., Ali M.M., Soumeida H.M., Omar E.M.
Effect of intratesticular injection of gonadotropin releasing hormone on reproductive performance of low fertile male rabbits, under Egyptian summer conditions. Zeidan A.E.B., Marai I.F.M., El-Karim Abd, Ibrahim Z.A.
Relationships between libido or scrotal circumference and each of semen characteristics and fertility in rabbits. El-Kelawy H.M., Ibrahim H., El-Gaafary M.N.
Effects of gonadotropin releasing hormone on semen quality and reproductive performance on new zealand white rabbits. Daader A.H., Gabr H.A., Bahgat L.B., Zeidan A.E.B., Selem T.S.T.
Effects of intramuscular injection of gonadotropin releasing hormone on semen characteristics of buck rabbits, under different seasons of the year. Daader A.H., Gabr H.A., Bahgat B., Zeidan A.E.B., Selem T.S.T.
In vitro fertilization and development of rabbit ova. Samia, Meshreky Z., El-Sayed A.I., Radwan A.A., Gad H.A., El-Keraby F.E.
Divergence of sex ratio and reproductive performance by using intrauterine injection with pilocarpine, oxytocin or caffeine in rabbits. El-Darawany A.A., Zeidan A.E.B.
Efficiency of hormones and dietary herbs administration on improving reproductive performance of rabbits. Rashwan A.A., Abdine A.M.M., Nasr A.S., Ibrahim Z.A.
Sex control and reproductive performance of doe rabbits in response to some hormonal and chemical treatments. Dorra T.M., Abd El-Ghani A.I., Abd-Allah G.A., Mahmoud N.N.
Alleviation of heat-stressed growing rabbits by using some chemical growth enhancers, under subtropical Egyptian conditions. Ayyat M.S., Gabr H.A., Marai I.F.M., Abdel-Monem U.M.
Effects of dietary protein-energy level and energy source on growing New Zealand rabbits. Bassuny S.M., Ayyat M.S., El-Lathy A.A.
Estimates of the genotype environmental interactions on live weights in New Zealand White rabbits. Turabik S., Gurei F.
Formaldehyde as a new way to treat ear mange in rabbits. El-Bahy Nasr M., Mokhbatly Abdalla A.
Welfare, animal health and pharmocosurveillance in meat rabbit breeding: proposal for a surveillance and monitoring voluntary plan. Facchin, Ennio
A GTE System (Technical Economic Management) with Profit Function. (18 pages, 48 references)
Notes on this edition of "Pan-American Rabbit Science Newsletter":
The feature article of this issue is the Abstracts from the papers regarding rabbits, from the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ANIMAL, POULTRY, RABBITS AND FISH PRODUCTION AND HEALTH and the FIRST EGYPTIAN-BRITISH-UKRAINIAN CONFERENCE ON ANIMAL PRODUCTION, held 2-4 September 1997 at the International Research Centre for Agriculture, Dokki, CAIRO, Egypt. These abstracts above been reproduced with the permission of Prof. Dr. I. Fayez M. Marai.
The main article of this issue, on "GTE system with Profit Function" is (still) the most comprehensive article on economic analysis of rabbitries ever published, with complete calculations for monthly and annual reporting, presenting all data collection forms and also a working circular rabbit calculator-calendar. The history and benefits of technical- economic management are presented. This article is a proposal for North American rabbit producers, to compile their own production results into a continental synthesis which would be able to show what improvements are being made year by year in economic results, as is done annually in European countries.
This issue is a MUST READ if you want to get your rabbitry expenses under control, and if you want the facts on RHD! This article on economic management is still the most comprehensive article ever published on the topic.
The report on Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease would be of interest to rabbit producers in North America or other countries which are still disease-free. With Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease coming ever closer to the disease-free zone of North America, and considering the out-of-date and mis- information presented on this topic in the AB-WRSA (American Branch) newsletter (Vol.1 No.2), this report on the disease was prepared for the "Pan-American Rabbit Science Newsletter" Vol.2(2). This up-to-date report covers the history of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) previously called "VHD" with its origins in China and its spread around the world, full details of the symptoms, some of the lab tests for confirmation, a report on the pathogenesis of the disease showing its progress through the affected organs, a physical description of the virus, a review of some of the vaccination processes and a discussion of policy issues since this is a notifiable disease, with notes on how control was handled in several countries. Some highlights of the Office International des Épizooties (OIE) regulations are given. A letter from the Minister of Agriculture for Canada outlines the control policy for Canada and the USA. In conclusion, recommendations are provided for rabbit raisers regarding various issues of prevention and control of the disease.
A note on particle size of fibre-source ingredients for rabbit feed. (7 pages, 9 references)
Preliminary field trial of compressed forage blocks for rabbits. (6 pages, 6 references)
Ask a Rabbit Question (7 pages, 9 references):
What toys can be used for rabbits?
Rabbit raising in cities?
Rabbits chewing fur off their feet.
What can be fed when pellets are not available?
Clean feet in rabbits - an indicator of pre-slaughter sanitation and possible Critical Control Point?
Some notes on this issue:
The big feature in this issue is the note on particle size of fibre ingredients in rabbit feed. It has been said that the business of science is asking questions and the business of journalism is finding answers. And what you have before you, dear reader, is journalism, and this writer wants answers. For too long rabbit production has been pulled down by feed problems and enteritis problems. For a while now, scientific work has been indicating that there is a problem with particle size in rabbit feed. So can taking this direction, adding a bit of detective work and common sense, actually end up with an answer? In this writer's opinion, Yes!
The second article in this issue is a farm trial of some compressed forage blocks, an interesting way to prepare rabbit feed. A feeder would not be required for this feed.
Feed particle size and caecal function - A review.
Abstracts from articles on rabbits in the International Conference on Animal Production, Egypt, September, 1998.
Effects of heat stress on adult New Zealand White rabbit performance in Egypt. Nasr A.S.
Effect of season on some ovarian measurements of hormonal treated rabbits. Meshreky Samia Z., Gad H.A.M., Radwan A.A., El-Sayed A.I.
Milk yield and litter traits of rabbits as affected by breed, parity, number of nipples and aminazine injection, under Egyptian sub-tropical conditions. Ahmed Soad S., Marai I.F.M.
Effects of oxytocin or adrenaline on reproductive performance of New Zealand White male rabbits. Abd El-Kariem M.A., Gabr H.A., Selem T.S.T.
Reproductive performance of heat-stressed low fertile male rabbits as affected by types of Gn-RH injection. Marai I.F.M., Abd El-Kariem M.A., Zeidan A.E.B., Selem T.S.T.
Effect of exogenous melatonin on the physiological performance of doe rabbits and growth rate and onset of puberty of their offspring. Siam A.A., El-Darawany A.A.
Physiological thermoregulation mechanism in rabbits drinking saline water in hot summer conditions. Habeeb Al-Saied A.M., El-Maghawry A.M., Marai I.F.M., Gad A.E.
Nutritive value of Nigella sativa L. seeds and its effect on rabbit growth and reproductive performance under summer conditions of Egypt. Nasr A.S. & Attia A.I.
This issue contains the abstracts pertaining to rabbit from the International conference in Egypt in September 1998.
The feature article is a review of the role of fibre in rabbit nutrition, expanded to include all feed particle size and caecal function. This article sheds some light on function of particle size and on how the rabbit regulates feed input to energy requirement. This is a major review with over 27,000 words in the text, 196 end notes, 190 references and includes 38 research reviews. Also, photograph and data on rabbit's own processing of fibrous materials. A must-read for anyone desiring to make an improved rabbit feed. The conclusions of this review represent a big step forward in rabbit nutrition, pointing towards a solution to the many manifestations of rabbit digestive problems.
Abstracts from the Egyptian Journal of Rabbit Science 1991, Volume 1; 4386 words.
Growth, feed efficiency and carcass traits of growing rabbits as affected by levels of dietary protein and sulphur amino acids. Ayyat, M.S.
Evaluation of A.I. technique as compared to natural mating in association with some productive and reproductive traits in rabbits. Tawfeek M.I., El-Gaafary M.N.
Effects of water salinity on growth performance, carcass traits and some physiological aspects of growing rabbits in summer season. Ayyat M.S., Habeeb A.A., Bassuny S.M.
Effect of human chorionic gonadotropin injection on pre- and post- sexual maturity in rabbits. El-Gaafary M.N., Tawfeek M.I., Abd El-Hamid M.W.
Growth, digestibility, blood constituents and reproductive efficiency of rabbits fed rations containing cassava root meal. Abd El-Rahim M.I., El-Gaafary M.N., Tawfeek M.I., Hoda E. Mohamed
Effects of feeding cassava on growth performance, carcass quality, blood constituents and organ's histology of growing rabbits. Abd El-Rahim M.I., Soad S. Ahmed, Fatma R. Abdallah, El-Feshawy M.A.
Semen characteristics, blood constituents, testicular histology of bucks and reproductive performance of does of NZW rabbits fed barley grains as a substitute for the pelleted complete ration. Soad S. Ahmed, Abd El-Rahim M.I., Hoda F. Salem
Effect of reducing eating time on growth performance, reproductive performance and some blood constituents of rabbits. Abd El-Moty A.K.I.
Relationship of body weight to essential amino acid requirements in growing rabbits. Gebriel G.M., Abou-Ashour A.M., Zanaty G.A.
Performance of breeding doe and their interrelationship with litter traits in rabbits. Yamani K.A.O., Gabr H.A., Tawfeek M.I., Ibrahim Zenat A., Sedki A.A.
Reproduction and growth performance of NZW and Cal rabbits as affected by supplementation with Lacto-Sacc during summer. Tawfeek M.I., El-Hindawy M.M.
Physiological responses of rabbits to high air temperature. 1- Thermoregulation and blood constituents. Abd El-Hakeam A.A., Abd El-Moty A.K.I., Abd El-Rahman A.M.Z.
Physiological responses of rabbits to high air temperature. 2- Productive and reproductive efficiency. Abd El-Moty A.K.I., Abd El-Hakeam A.A., Abd El-Rahman M.A.Z.
Effects of fasting, refeeding and restricted feeding on the young rabbit. 1. Influence on body and organ weights, nucleic acids and protein contents. Bayomy M.F., Taie H.T.
Doe litter performance of Bouscat and Giza White rabbits. Khalil M.H., Afifi E.A.
Abstracts from the Egyptian Journal of Rabbit Science 1992, Volume 2; 4920 words.
Effect of drinking natural saline well water on some productive and reproductive performance of California and New Zealand White rabbits maintained under North Sinai conditions. Abdel-Samee A.M., El-Masry K.A.
Effects of fasting, refeeding and restricted feeding on the young rabbit. II. Influence on Fuel Metabolism. Bayomy M.F., Taie H.T.
Growth performance and some related physiological changes in rabbits as affected by feeding acacia under subtropical conditions. Abdel-Samee A.M., El-Gendy K.M., Ibrahim H.
Effect of lighting systems and breed on productive and reproductive performance of female rabbits. El-Bogdady A.H., Abd El-Moty A.K.I., Abd Elhakeam A.A., Hassanein H.H.
Some physical characteristics of rabbit semen as affected by breed, lighting systems and ejaculation sequences. Abd Elhakeam A.A., Abd El-Moty A.K.I., El-Bogdady A.H., Hassanein H.H.
Digestibility, growth performance, carcass traits and some physiological aspects of growing New Zealand White rabbits as affected by partial substitution of concentrates with carrot-tops hay and feeding time. El-Kerdawy D.M.A., Rashwan A.A., Ibrahim H., El-Gendy K.M.
Preliminary evaluation of Seed Screening of Orchard Grass as a feed stuff for rabbits. El-Sayaad G.A.E., Luick B.R., Cheeke P.R.
Effect of inorganic sulfate supplements on the productive performance and some blood constituents of weanling New Zealand White rabbits fed on sulfur amino acid deficient diets. Sonbol S.M., Abd-Rahman G.A., Sherif S.Y., Nassar-Alla M.M.
Effects of feeding pelleted diet supplemented with probiotic (Lacto-Sacc) on digestibility, growth performance, blood constituents, semen characteristics and reproductive traits of rabbits. El-Gaafary M.N., Rashwan A.A., El-Kerdawy D.M.A., Yamani K.A.
Performance of growth and state of ossification centres used as reference points for the broiler New Zealand White rabbit. Yamani K.A., Abdel Aziz S.E., Ibrahim Zenat A., Rashwan A.A.
Leaf protein concentrate (LPC) from cassava and fodder beet as a protein source for rabbits. Abd El-Baki S.M., Sonbol S.M., El-Gendy K.M., Zaky A.A.
effects of dietary probiotics on performance of weaning New Zealand White rabbits. Sonbol S.M., El-Gendy K.M.
Effects of dietary protein level and sources on nitrate utilization and growth performance in new zealand white rabbits. Sonbol S.M., Abd El-Baky S.M., El-Gendy K.M., Marai A.M.
Investigations on some factors affecting reproductive traits of New Zealand White rabbits. Rashwan A.A., El-Gaafary M.N.
Observation on the ossification centres in rabbit fetus. Abdel Aziz S.E., Nosseur H.M., Selim A.A.
Growth performance, carcass traits and digestibility of rabbits as affected by breed and form of diet under Egyptian environmental conditions. El-Hindawy M.M., Yamani K.A., Eskandar E.G.
Nutritional studies on mature rabbits: I. Evaluation of some common Egyptian feeds in digestion trials including N-balance. El-Hindawy M.M., Aboul-Ela S.S. Sherif S.Y., Attia A.I.
Job's Tears (Coix lachryma jobi) in Rabbit Nutrition. by Agrahar D., Yadav B.P.S., Gupta J.J., Das A.; 799 words.
Intensive Production of Rabbits in Hot Climates. By: Prof. Dr. I.F.M. Marai; 3687 words, 40 references.
Abstracts of the First International Conference on Indigenous versus Acclimatized Rabbits, September 1999.
Indigenous versus acclimatized rabbits in Egypt. (I. Fayez M. Marai)
Reproduction of doe rabbits as affected by heat stress. (H.M. El-Kelawy and I.F.M. Marai)
Feed particle size and caecal function: some new perspectives. (R.A. McCroskey)
Breeding and Genetics
Some productive, reproductive and biological traits in two breeds of rabbits as affected by inbreeding. (V.V. Miros, I.S. Vakulenko, G.A. Bogdanov and I.F.M. Marai)
Effects of genotype (domestic and imported) on performance and meat quality of rabbits. (V.V. Miros, G.A. Bogdanov, I.S. Vakulenko and I.F.M. Marai)
Estimation of heterosis for meat yield and carcass characteristics of F1 and F2 rabbit generations. (M. Marwan El-Sabeh)
General combining and maternal abilities of post weaning body weight traits of two native breeds crossed with New Zealand White rabbits. (N.S. Hassan, E.G. Ahmed and A.M. Abdel-Ghany)
Genetic and non-genetic factors influencing milk production traits from kindling up to 21 days in New Zealand White and Californian rabbits raised under semi-arid environmental conditions. (E.G. Ahmed, A.M. Abdel-Ghany and M.S. Khattalo)
Mixed model genetic analysis of litter size and weight traits in New Zealand White rabbits reared under Hungarian conditions. (R.Y. Nofal, A.M. Abdel-Ghany, A.A. Amin, E.G. Ahmed, G.Y. Virag)
Magnitude of interaction between sire-family and location on productive and reproductive traits of NZW rabbits. (R.Y. Nofal, T. El-Sayed and K. Saleh)
Pre- and post- weaning litter traits as affected by Gray Flander, New Zealand White and Baladi as potential sire breeds. (K. Saleh and R.Y. Nofal)
Estimates of repeatability and some environmental factors affecting milk production in some local and exotic breeds of rabbits, using mixed procedure program. (N.S. Hassan, Manal M. El-Sayed and I. Hammoda)
Inheritance of characteristics of hair and pelt quality in two rabbit fur breeds. (V.V. Miros, G.A. Bogdanov, I.S. Vakulenko and I.F.M. Marai)
Studies on incorporation of urea in diets of growing Rex rabbits. (Zhang Bao-Qing, Zheng Yan-Hua and Li Su-Min)
Dietary energy and protein transformation as a characteristic feature of metabolism and a basis for development of rabbit feeding allowances.3 (I.S. Vakulenko, G.A. Bogdanov, V.V. Miros, and M.I. Abd El-Rahim)
Efficiency of various types of aluminosilicates in reducing radio-cesium absorption by rabbits fed diets contaminated by Chernobyl fall-out. (O.V. Pavlov, G.A. Bogdanov and M.I. Abd El-Rahim)
Cesium-137 metabolism in rabbit body as affected by vermiculite feeding. (G.A. Bogdanov, N.A. Yanchuk and M.I. Abd El-Rahim)
Growth performance and carcass traits of New Zealand White male rabbits as affected by dietary protein, energy level and copper supplementation and their interactions, under Egyptian conditions. (M.S. Ayyat, I.F.M. Marai, H.M. El-Gendy, U.M. Abd El-Monem and A.M. El-Azzab)
Use of Lactobacillus Plantarum "BJ 0021" in growing local rabbit rations under Algerian conditions. (M. Hamrany, M. Balherby and H. Bepro)
Effects of dietary protein level on performance, digestion and contribution to soft faeces to nutrient intake, in growing rabbits. (K.H. Amber)
Growth performance, digestibility and carcass traits of New Zealand White growing rabbits fed barley radicels in the diet. (K.M. El-Gendy, A.S. Shehata and M.A. Sarhan)
Growth performance and carcass traits of New Zealand White male broiler rabbits as affected by some natural and synthetic dietary additives during winter and summer, under the conditions of Egypt. (I.F.M. Marai, M.S. Ayyat and U.M. Abd El-Monem)
Physical and biochemical changes of rabbit meat, during the first five months of life. (I.S. Vakulenko, G.A. Bogdanov, V.V. Miros, and I.F.M. Marai)
Productivity of New Zealand White doe rabbits as affected by re-inseminating interval. (M.M. Sabrah)
The relationship among ovarian steroid hormones and each of litter traits and milk yield of New Zealand White and Californian rabbits. (W.H. Kishk, E.G. Ahmed, A.M. Abdel-Ghany, A.A. Osman, A.A. Amin and M.M. Awad)
Deterioration effects of summer hot climate on acclimatized bunny rabbits during the suckling period. (A.M. Habeeb and A.I. Aboulnaga)
Reproductive performance of male New Zealand White rabbits as affected by water quality. (M.A. Abd-El Razik, M.E. Nowar, A.M. Abdel-Samee and T.M. Nada)
Interaction effects between drinking saline water and ambient temperature on T3, survival rate, kidney function and some productive traits in two breeds of acclimatized rabbits. (A.A.M. Habeeb, A.M. El-Maghawry, I.F.M. Marai and A.E. Gad)
Effects of selenium and/or vitamin E injection on reproductive performance of heat stressed doe rabbits. (Samia Z. Mashreky, G.H. Metry and H.A. Gad)
Effects of remating intervals on doe traits and embryonic mortality of New Zealand White rabbits. (H.M. El-Kelawy, M.I. Tawfeek and M.N. El-Gaafary)
Rabbit oocyte diameter in relation to developmental competence. (S.Z. Meshreky)
Reproductive performance of male Californian as affected by season of the year and injection of oxytocin or adrenaline. (A.H. Daader, H.A. Gabr and T.S.T. Selem)
Rabbit doe milk production biology and its role in ontogenesis. (I.S. Vakulenko, G.A. Bogdanov, V.V. Miros, and I.F.M. Marai)
Realization of rabbit growth genetic potential with various types of feeding. (I.S. Vakulenko, G.A. Bogdanov, V.V. Miros, and M.I. Abd El-Rahim)
Hormones in reproducing rabbits, a review.
Commentary: Rabbit Production - Is a kinder, gentler version (KGV) possible?
Ask a Rabbit Question!
What is intensive production?
Using pregnancy checks to see if a doe is pregnant.
Question on diarrhoea from South Africa.
Vomeronasal organ - that special pheromone sensor in the nose.
Cage density for rabbits - how many is too many?
Ventilation in rabbitries - how much air do they need?
Announcement: Observatory on Rabbit Breeding in the Mediterranean Countries.
What does it REALLY cost to raise your own replacement stock?
Here's a good issue for your reading pleasure! Find out why some does are "impossible" to breed. Learn the basic economic analysis for determining what it costs you to raise your own replacement stock, so that you can compare to the price of purchased stock, and to have the information you need to decide on a sale price for your own rabbits.
Find out what's going on in the world of rabbit research by reading the report on the rabbit Conference in Egypt, September 1999.
"Mother-Young Relations in the European Rabbit: Physiological and Behavioral Locks and Keys" by: Hudson R., Schaal B., Martínez-Gómez M., Distel H. (six pages, 4130 words)
The Nest - Possible Applications
Parturition - Possible Applications
Nursing - Possible Applications
Suckling - Possible Applications
Weaning - Possible Applications
"Increasing Rabbit Productivity by Manipulating their Behaviour" by: Marai I.F.M., Rashwan A.A. (9 pages, 6560 words)
Environment and rabbit behaviour
Habitation (housing) behaviour of rabbit
Feeding and drinking behaviour of rabbit
Behaviour during the pseudo-pregnancy phenomenon
Odour and rabbit behaviour
The human factor in rabbit behaviour
"Behaviour of the Rabbit: A Review" by: McCroskey R. (14 pages, 18155 words)
1. GENERAL RABBIT BEHAVIOUR
1.2. Olfactory communication
1.3. Aggressive behaviour
1.4. General behaviour and social status
2. BEHAVIOUR IN CAPTIVITY (CAGES)
2.1. Stocking density
2.2. Space requirements
2.3. Alternative flooring
2.4. Toys and boredom
3. INGESTION BEHAVIOUR
3.1. Eating behaviour
3.3. Feed intake - restricted or free choice?
4. MATING BEHAVIOUR AND RECEPTIVITY
4.1. Courtship behaviour
4.4. Mating behaviour
4.5 Doe's refusal to mate
4.7 Assisted ovulation (often called "artificial insemination")
4.8. "Biostimulation" methods to induce receptivity
4.9. Use of bucks
5. BEHAVIOUR IN PREGNANCY
5.1. Pregnancy testing
5.2. Nest preparation behaviour
5.4. Assistance to kindling
5.5. Nest materials
5.6. Inducement of parturition
5.7. Deposition of doe's hard feces in the nest
6. Nursing behaviour
6.1. Doe initiates nursing activity
6.2. Hormonal basis for lactation
6.3. Closing off of nests
6.4. Characteristics of doe's milk
6.5. Later nest box behaviour
7. Stress behaviour
7.1. Heat stress
7.2. Nest stress, kits
7.3. Noise stress
7.4. Light stress
7.5. Alleviation of stress
7.6. Assessment of stress levels
8. HANDLING AND SELECTION OF REPLACEMENT STOCK
8.1. Handling as a method of reducing timidity
8.2. Factors affecting later doe performance
8.3. Considerations for culling
This issue answers just about any question you can think of on rabbit behaviour, is fully indexed, is 40 pages long, and has a combined bibliography of 249 references. This issue is a "must read" for anyone raising rabbit and for anyone concerned with animal care for rabbits and rabbit welfare. This issue is worth the cost many times over, in terms of improving your production by working WITH rabbit behaviour instead of against it.
In my review article, you have the opportunity to learn about:
What's wrong with USDA Animal Care and NIH rabbit cage size requirements - the confusion between space requirement and stocking density.
See why you shouldn't use "rabbit wire" for young rabbits.
Find out why, because of a peculiarity of rabbit behaviour, it will probably never be possible to make a truly complete rabbit feed.
Learn how to establish a simple all-in all-out regime for your rabbitry.
Read about ways to prevent boredom.
Learn about rabbit reproduction and receptivity and the best times to rebreed.
Read about doing pregnancy tests that are simple and effective, and how to a natural inducement of parturition.
Learn how to do controlled access to the nest in simple caging.
Find out what the critical temperature is for rabbits of varying ages.
Read about simple ways you can improve the quality of your replacement stock - what to select for and how to care for them during the critical growing phase.
ABSTRACTS, EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF RABBIT SCIENCE, VOL. 4, 1994
GROWTH PERFORMANCE, DIGESTIBILITY, CARCASS TRAITS AND SOME PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF GROWING RABBITS FED TOMATO POMACE AS A SUBSTITUTION FOR ALFALFA MEAL. (S. Ahmed Soad, K.M. El-Gendy, H. Ibrahim, A.A. Rashwan and M.I. Tawfeek)
FERNING ARBORIZATION AND OESTRADIOL 17-B CONCENTRATION RELATIONSHIP AND ITS EFFECT ON REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE IN DOE RABBITS. (A.A. El-Darawany)
RABBIT GROWTH AND REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AS INFLUENCED BY FEEDING DESERT FORAGE (ACACIA SALIGINA AND ATRIPLEX NUMMLARIA), AT NORTH SINAI. (A.M. Abdel-Samee, K.M. El-Gendy and H. Ibrahim)
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF LUTEINIZING HORMONE SURGE AND REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIPS IN DOE RABBITS. (A.A. El-Darawany and A. Siam)
A STUDY ON MILK PRODUCTION OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE AND CALIFORNIAN RABBITS UNDER EGYPTIAN CONDITIONS. (Gh.A. El-Sayiad)
TERATOGENICITY OF DRAINAGE WATER ON RABBIT EMBRYOS. (A.A. El-Darawany, A. Ibrahim Zenat, M.A. Abd-El-Razik and A.M.M. Sayed Akmed)
CASSAVA AS A NEW ANIMAL FEED IN EGYPT. 5. UTILIZATION OF CASSAVA FOLIAGE IN FEEDING GROWING RABBITS. (K.M. EL-Gendy)
EFFECT OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DIETARY PROTEIN AND COPPER ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE IN RABBITS. (M.S. Ayyat)
IONIZING RADIATION AND BODY COMPOSITION PARAMETERS IN MAMMALS (Ahmed E. Fekry and Mamdouh K. Shebaita)
EFFECTS OF SIRE, BREED, PARITY AND PREGNANCY STATUS ON THYROXINE, PROGESTERONE LEVELS AND SOME BLOOD COMPONENTS IN NEW ZEALAND WHITE AND CALIFORNIAN RABBITS. (A.M. El-Maghawry, A.A. Habeeb, Gh.A. El-Sayiad and H.M. Farghaly)
A STUDY ON SOME FACTORS AFFECTING RABBITS MEAT QUALITY. (M.A. Soliman)
STUDY ON BAUSCAT RABBITS REPRODUCTIVITY UNDER EGYPTIAN CONDITIONS. (A.A. El-Darawany and Gh.A. El-Sayiad)
CASSAVA AS A NEW ANIMAL FEED IN EGYPT. 6. COMPLETE PELLETED DIETS CONTAINING CASSAVA PRODUCTS FOR GROWING NZW RABBITS. (K.M. El-Gendy)
MILK YIELD AND SOME ASSOCIATED TRAITS AS AFFECTED BY SEASON OF KINDLING, PARITY, AND KINDLING INTERVALS IN NEW ZEALAND WHITE DOE RABBITS UNDER EGYPTIAN CONDITIONS. (A.S. Nasr)
EFFECT OF PROCAINE ADDITION TO INCUBATION MEDIUM ON RABBIT SPERM MOTILITY AND CAPACITATION IN VITRO. (W.H. Kishk, M.A. Ayoub, R.M. Khalifa, M.A. El-Alamy, M.E. Mady and W. Holtz)
IMPROVEMENT OF ANGORA WOOL PRODUCTION. (S. Niedzwiadek)
PERFORMANCE AND THYROID FUNCTION OF RABBITS TREATED WITH MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE. (A.E. Abd EL-Moneim, A.Z. Soliman and A.M. Abd EL-Gawad)
SOME REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS OF NEWLY IMPORTED BAUSCAT, NEW ZEALAND AND CALIFORNIAN RABBIT BREEDS AS AFFECTED BY EGYPTIAN ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. (A. Ibrahim Zenat)
IMPROVEMENT OF PELTS OF RABBIT FUR BREEDS IN POLAND. (S. Niedzwiadek)
ABSTRACTS, EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF OF RABBIT SCIENCE VOL. 8, 1998
EFFECT OF SUGAR BEET TOPS HAY AND SILAGE IN COMPARISON TO BERSEEM ON DIGESTIBILITY, REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND SOME BLOOD PLASMA CONSTITUENTS OF RABBITS. (Salwa B. Abd El-Hady, A.l. Abd El-Ghani and E.H. El-Ganzory)
EFFECT OF SWEET POTATO TOPS OR ROOTS IN GROWING RABBIT DIETS ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE, DIGESTIBILITY, CARCASS TRAITS AND ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY. (Mervat A. Ali, T.H. Tag-El-Din and E.M. Solaiman)
UTILIZATION OF CORN STALK IN FEEDING RABBITS. (T.H. Tag-El-Din, Mervat A. Ali, F.S.A. Ismail and R.A.M. Ali)
EFFECT OF REPLACEMENT OF GROUNDNUT CAKE WITH SUNFLOWER CAKE ON THE BIOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE BROILER RABBITS. (R.S. Bhatt and R.K. Sawal)
REPRODUCTIVE AND BLOOD BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBIT DOES FED DIET PARTIALLY SUBSTITUTED WITH BROILER LITTER. (Hussien F.A. Khalil, M.A. El-Fouly and S.O. Amin)
EFFECT OF REPLACEMENT OF BARLEY BY DRIED BARLEY RADICLE WITH OR WITHOUT KEMZYME ON PERFORMANCE OF GROWING MALE RABBITS. (M.R.M. Ibrahim, K.Y. El-Nagmy, and S.M. Farghly)
PERFORMANCE OF DOE RABBITS AND THEIR WEANLINGS AS AFFECTED BY HEAT STRESS AND THEIR ALLEVIATION BY NUTRITIONAL MEANS UNDER EGYPTIAN CONDITIONS. (S.M. Bassuny)
IS THERE ANY BENEFICIAL EFFECT TO INCREASE DIETARY PROTEIN FOR GROWING RABBITS UNDER HIGH TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS? (F.S.A. Ismail)
EFFECT OF MATING TYPE ON PRODUCTIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS IN NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBITS. (M.M. Karousa, E.A. Mahmoud, I.S. Meneeh)
GROWTH PERFORMANCE, NUTRIENTS UTILIZATION AND CARCASS TRAITS OF GROWING CALIFORNIAN RABBITS RAISED UNDER DIFFERENT AMBIENT TEMPERATURES. (I.H. Hermes, B.M. Ahmed, M.H. Khalil, M.S. Salah and A.A. Al-Homidan)
EFFECTS OF HIGH LEVEL OF LASALOCID IN DIETS WITH DIFFERENT PROTEIN LEVELS ON GROWING N.Z.W. RABBITS. (E. Abou-Zeid, Mona Osman and G.A. Zanaty)
SOME REPRODUCTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE TRAITS OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE, REX RABBITS AND THEIR CROSSES. (A.M. EL- Maghawry, Soad S. Ahmed, K.A. Yamani and H. Radwan)
NUTRITIONAL STUDIES ON SOME GREEN FORAGES IN EGYPT. 6. Effect of partial replacement of concentrates by fodder beet leaves and roots in growing rabbit diets. (S.M. Bassuny, M.A. Sarhan and M.M. El-Adawy)
BUCK AND DOE TRAITS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH SOME BLOOD PARAMETERS IN NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBITS. (H. Ibrahim)
SWEET WHITE LUPIN SEEDS (LUPINUS ALBUS) AS PROTEIN SOURCE IN THE DIETS OF GROWING NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBITS. (M. A. Sarhan)
NUTRITIONAL STUDIES ON SOME GREEN FORAGES IN EGYPT. 7. UTILIZATION OF SWEET LUPIN (LUPINUS ALBUS) AS GREEN FORAGE FOR FEEDING RABBITS. (K.M. EL-Gendy)
EFFECT OF DIETARY INCLUSION OF ACACIA LEAVES MEAL (ACACIA SALIGINA) ON DIGESTIBILITY, GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND BLOOD CONSTITUENTS OF GROWING RABBITS. (K.M. El-Gendy)
Integration of rabbit rabbit production into populated areas in hot climates
Epizootic Rabbit Enterocolitis - Is there an answer yet?.
The article on Epizootic Rabbit Enterocolitis, or mucoid enteropathy, reviews some recent findings and offers some practical solutions for the problem, including environmental, managemental and especially feeding.
ABSTRACTS, EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF RABBIT SCIENCE, VOL. 5, 1995
Effect of including grain silos by-product in the diet on the performance and carcass traits of growing rabbits (M.S.H. El Kholy)
Effect of dietary supplementation with different levels of zinc on growth performance, nutrients digestibility, minerals metabolism, blood constituents, organs-histopathology and reproductive efficiency in NZW rabbits (M.I. Abd El-Rahim, M.N. El-Gaafary, M.L. Tawfeek, H.M. El-Kelawy, S. Amin Rawia)
Effect of remating interval and type of mating on some productive and reproductive performance traits of rabbits (M.A. Toson, A.A. Abdel-Hakim, Z.B.H. Rabie)
Effect of pilocarpine nitrate, atropine sulphate and prostaglandin F2à on conception rate, litter size and sex ratio of rabbits (A.K. Kirrella, A.I. Abd El-Ghani, F.E. El-Keraby)
Effect of inclusion of layer's droppings in the diet of Californian bucks on some physiological aspects (M.A. El-Ashry, H.E. El-Sobhy, S.O. Amin, H. El-Amary)
Social behaviour, growth performance and carcass traits in growing New Zealand White rabbits as affected by iodine- treated water, water source and watering system (M.R. El-Mahdy, M.M. Karousa)
Effects of dietary fat and/or oil on rabbit productive performance under intensive meat production (A.A. Hemid, M.A. El-Zeiny, F. Abdel- Azeem)
Effect of testosterone treatment on reproductive efficiency of growing and poor-fertile male rabbits (H.M. El-Kelawy, A.I. Aboulnaga)
Performance of doe rabbits and their young as affected by remating interval, litter size at birth and month of kindling in New Zealand White and Bauscat purebreds, under Egyptian conditions (M.I. Tawfeek}
Consequences of using agriculture drainage water for drinking on semen quality and reproductive performance of buck rabbit breeds (A.A. El-Darawany, H.M. Farghaly)
ABSTRACTS, EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF RABBIT SCIENCE Volume 6, 1996:
Artificial insemination and some factors affecting semen production and fertility in small animals (rabbits and poultry) (Soad, S. Ahmed, I. Fayez M. Marai)
Effect of feeding system and supplemented diet with Kemzyme on growth, blood constituents, carcass traits and reproductive performance in rabbits, under intensive production conditions (M.I. Tawfeek)
Cassava as a new animal feed in Egypt. 7. Comparative nutritional evaluation of new Indonesian cassava varieties by sheep and rabbits (S.M. Abd El-Baki, M.S. Nowar, E.M. Hassona, A.A. Zaki, S.A. Shehata)
Rabbit and aflatoxins. 1. Effect of aflatoxins mixture on some blood plasma constituents of mature New Zealand White rabbit bucks (Hoda El-Zahar, K.A. El-Ashry, E.E. Tharwat, M.M. Saad, S.O. Amin)
Rabbit and aflatoxins. 2. Reproductive performance of mature New Zealand White rabbit bucks treated orally with aflatoxins (Hoda El-Zahar, E.E. Tharwat, Wafaa Abd El-Aal, M.A. El-Ashry, M.M. Saad, S.O. Amin)
Effect of substitution of tomato pomace for corn in growing rabbit diets on growth performance and carcass traits (Walaa Abd El-Razik)
Growth performance, carcass traits and some related physiological changes of growing rabbits fed on acacia and water hyacinth (Wafaa A. Eleraky, Wafaa E. Mohamed)
Lacto-Sacc and virginiamycin supplementation for growth rabbits under subtropical conditions (M.S.M. Radwan, N. Asker, N. El-Nagaar, A. Abdel Lateef)
Utilization of some untraditional feedstuffs in nutrition of rabbits (Wafaa A. Eleraky)
Effects of nocturnal and diurnal feeding on growth performance of New Zealand White weanling rabbits in hot summer climate of Egypt (A.A. Rashwan, A.S. Nasr, A.M.M. Abdine, A.I. Attia, H. Ibrahim)
Growth performance of New Zealand White rabbits as affected by partial replacement of diet with Nigella sativa or soybean meals (A.S. Nasr, A.I. Attia, A.A. Rashwan, A.M.M. Abdine)
Acidified feeds for growing rabbits (D.M.A. El-Kerdawy)
Sulfur amino acids requirements and optimal methionine: cystine ratio for growing rabbits (S.M. BASSUNY)
Evaluation of jack bean (Canavalia ensilformis, L.) As a new animal feed in Egypt. 1. Effect of dietary inclusion of raw or autoclaved jack bean seeds on growth, digestibility and blood characteristics of rabbits (M.I. Abd El-Rahim)
AUTHOR'S ADDRESSES, Egyptian J. Rabbit Sci. 1995 & 1996
Slowly working our way out of the Enterocolitis problem!
Rabbit Processing in Ontario - Overview
ARE THOSE LITTLE HAIRS OR WORMS? by Jennifer Heckel
Some notes and news from the 7th World Rabbit Congress, July, 2000, and recent World Rabbit Science Journal issues.
The Evolution of Rabbit Farming in Malta. by: P. Spiteri, Food and Veterinary Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Malta.
ABSTRACTS from: The Second International Conference on Animal Production and Health in Semi-Arid Regions, and The Third Egyptian-British-Ukrainian Conference On Animal Production, September, 2001, held at: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Suez Canal, El Arîsh, North Sinai, EGYPT. Organized by the Institute of Efficient Productivity, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, in cooperation with: University of Wales, Bangor, UK, and: National Agricultural University of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine. Proceedings of the Conference are available, for US$100 postpaid from: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Suez Canal, El Arîsh, North Sinai, EGYPT
MIXED MODEL GENETIC ANALYSIS OF PRE-WEANING LITTER SIZE AND NUMBERS DEAD OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE AND CALIFORNIAN RABBITS RAISED UNDER SEMI-DESERT ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. by: E.A. Afifi, E.G. Ahmed, A.M. Abdel-Ghany.
POST-WEANING BODY LENGTH GENETIC EFFECTS OF TWO EGYPTIAN NATIVE BREEDS ON ACCOUNT OF CROSSING WITH NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBITS. by: A.M. Abdel-Ghany, N.S. Hassan, E.G. Ahmed and Y.M.K. Youssef.
GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND SOME REPRODUCTIVE ASPECTS OF GROWING NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBITS AS AFFECTED BY PARTIAL SUBSTITUTION OF SOYBEAN MEAL WITH SUNFLOWER SEED MEAL AS A SOURCE OF CHEAPER PROTEIN. by: A.A. Osman, W.H. Kishk and A.A. Amin.
GENETIC EFFECTS OF CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE OF EGYPTIAN NATIVE BREEDS ON ACCOUNT OF CROSSING WITH NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBITS. by: N.S. Hassan, E.G. Ahmed, A.M. Abdel-Ghany, A. Farid.
SIRE VARIANCE COMPONENT AND NON-GENETIC FACTORS AFFECTING WEANING WEIGHT AND POST-WEANING GROWTH TRAITS IN BOUSCAT AND BALADI RED RABBITS. by: E.A. Afifi and A. Farid.
REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBIT BUCKS AS AFFECTED BY TESTOSTERONE INJECTION, UNDER EGYPTIAN SUMMER CONDITIONS. by: M.A. Abd El-Kariem.
DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION WITH ASCORBIC ACID AND ITS EFFECTS ON PRODUCTIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBITS, UNDER THE SUMMER CONDITION OF EGYPT. by: U.M. Abdel-Monem.
MORTALITY IN RABBITS: CAUSES AND ITS CONTROL. by: A.A. Rashwan and I.F.M. Marai.
A review of: "9-èmes Journées de la Recherche Cunicole" (9th French Rabbit Days), A Special Issue of World Rabbit Science.
News and Notes on Volume 9 of World Rabbit Science. This is a critical review of some of the weaker issues of World Rabbit Science. WRSA - We can do better than this! These issues reviewed here, Vol. 9(1-3) contain everything from animal abuse to junk science to some excellent research papers. Why can't we have higher editing standards for this journal? One of the abstracts presented in these issues will be very interesting to any small scale rabbit processors - you can learn now, what to do with rabbit kidneys, long before this information ever gets to the smarty pants in government inspection agencies. Rabbit processors should order this issue now!
Ask a Rabbit Question! Some questions from the web site along with my answers.
Presenting the Abstracts from the 4th International Conference on Rabbit Production in Hot Climates, 24-27 February 2005, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
The suckling rabbit: health, care and survival. A field study in Spain and Portugal during 2003-2004. by: J.M. Rosell
Housing requirements for breeding rabbits from the viewpoint of welfare, behaviour and hygiene. by: St. Hoy
Developing rabbit production in Egypt: An overview. by: A.H. Daader
Genetic improvement of meat rabbits. Programmes and diffusion. by: M. Baselga
Breeding and Genetics
Evaluation of Spanish synthetic V-line, Baladi Black rabbits and their crosses under Egyptian conditions. 1. Litter size. by: Nofal R., Saleh K., Younis H., Abou Khadiga G.
Evaluation of Spanish synthetic V-line, Baladi Black rabbits and their crosses under Egyptian conditions. 2. Litter weight and mean kit weight. by: K. Saleh, R. Nofal, H. Younis, G. Abou Khadiga
Evaluation of Spanish synthetic V-Line, Baladi Black rabbits and their crosses under Egyptian conditions. 3. Individual body weight. by: K. Saleh, R.Y. Nofal, H. Younis, G. Abou Khadiga
Developing rabbit lines for meat production in Egypt and Saudi Arabia: Overview, synthesizing plan, descriptive performance and future prospects. by: A.M. El-Raffa1, Y.K. Youssef, M.M. Iraqi, M.H. Khalil, M.L. García, M. Baselga
Animal model evaluation and some genetic traits of milk production in New Zealand White and Baladi Black rabbits using DF-REML procedure. by: N.S. Hassan
Genetic profile on pre- and post- weaning numbers dead plus litter and gain in weight traits of Hungarian New Zealand White rabbits. by: Amin A.A., Abdel-Ghany A.M., Ahmed E.G.
Estimation of genotype x environment interaction for reproductive and growth traits in rabbits. by: A.M. El-Raffa, M.L. García, M. Baselga, M. Piles
Estimates of genetic traits in Grey Giant rabbits under sub-temperate conditions in India. by: Umesh Singh, K.S. Risam, S.R. Sharma, R.S. Bhatt, D. Kumar
Genetic evaluation of crossbreeding project involving Saudi and Spanish V-Line rabbits to synthesize new maternal lines in Saudi Arabia: I. Pre-weaning litter, lactation traits and feeding parameters. by: M.H. Khalil, M.L. Garcia, S.N. Al-Dobaib, A.H.Al-Homidan, M. Baselga
Performance of some economic traits in Bauscat and Baladi Red rabbits. by: G.E.Y. Attalah
Physiology and Reproduction
Study of litter size and its biological components in a local population of rabbits in Algeria. by: Zerrouki N., Bolet G., Berchiche M.
Effect of drinking diluted sea water on nitrogen retention and electrolyte utilization in growing Californian and New Zealand White rabbits. by: H. Abdel Rahman, A.M. Abou-Ashour, F.H. Abdou, M. El-Sherif, Amal.H. Mohamed
Effect of semen extender type on rabbit semen quality under different storage temperatures. by : W. Kishk, Suvegova K., Rafay J.
Influence of mucin coat on survival of early stage rabbit embryos vitrified by open pulled straw method. by: M. El-Gayar
Effect of the fungicide (copper oxychloride) on reproductive and productive performance of New Zealand White rabbits. by: M.F. Saad, A.I. El-Sayed, I.A. Khalil, A.K. Kirella
Some reproductive aspects in doe rabbits as affected by nutritional flushing. by: Hoda A. Shabaan
The functional integrity and response of rabbit spermatozoa membrane to the hypo-osmotic swelling test. by: A.E.B. Zeidan, A.H. Daader, L.B. Bahgat, E.A.A. Ahmadi
Some reproductive; productive and physiological aspects of purebred and crossbred Flander and New Zealand White rabbits under Egyptian environmental conditions. by: T.S.T. Seleem
Effect of buck and doe-gathering on sexual and maternal behaviour, serum estradiol and progesterone and reproductive performance in NZW doe rabbits. by: Nagwa A. Ahmed, A.A. Elfar, O.G. Sakr
Response of spermatozoa of different breeds of rabbits to hypo-osmotic swelling test. by: A.H. Daader, T.S.T. Seleem
Enzymatic activity and fertilizing ability of rabbit semen supplemented with Nigella sativa extract. by: T.S.T. Seleem, Rowida M. Riad
Effect of incubation time of diluted rabbit semen and time of Gn-RH treatment of does on fertility traits. by: Rowida M. Riad, R.H. EL-Sherief, T.S.T. Seleem
Growth performance, carcass traits, physiological response and economical efficiency of Baladi Red, V-Line rabbits and their cross-under Egyptian environmental conditions. by: Samia Z. Meshreky, S.A. Gad Alla, Mervat M. Arafa
In vivo and in vitro rabbit embryo production and development: a comparative study. by: Samia Z. Meshreky, O.A. Salama
Evaluation of sexual and maternal behaviour, hormonal pattern and reproductive performance of doe rabbits as affected by seasonal variation. by: Nagwa A. Ahmed, A.A. Elfar, O.G. Sakr
Effect of oxytocin and Cal-D-Mag injection on progesterone, estradiol and prolactin pre- and post- partum and reproductive efficiency of Bauscat doe rabbits. by: Nagwa A. Ahmed, A.F. Khadr, M.A.I. Salem, M.N.F. Hassanin
Nutrition and Feeding
Effect of different levels of soybean and poultry fat on growing rabbit performance. by: Y.I. El-Talty, M.R. Ibrahiem, H.A. Ali
Effects of dietary copper on performance, carcass traits and some blood components of growing California rabbits. by: G.A. Zanaty
Effect of using Yucca schidigera as feed additive on performance of growing rabbits. by: I.M. Abaza, H. El-Said
Effect of incorporation of biologically treated sugar beet pulp as a non-conventional feed stuff in the diets of growing rabbits. by: G.H.M. Zaza
Effect of feeding biologically treated or non-treated grape pomace on growth performance of rabbits. by: Zaza G.H., Ibrahim M.R., Gomma A., Fawzia A. Hassan
Growth performance and feed conversion in V-line and crossbred rabbits fed diets containing discarded dates in Saudi Arabia. by: S.N. Al-Dobaib, M.H. Khalil
Optizyme and Bockashi in growing rabbits diets contained agricultural roughages. by: Fatma G. Ahmed
Kikuyu grass as a new animal feed in Egypt utilization of kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) as green forage for feeding rabbits. by: G.A. Abd El-Rahman, U.M. Abdel-Monem, A.A. Abdel-Hamid, K.M. El-Gendy
Increase of incorporation level of wheat by-products in growing rabbits diet: Effect on growth and slaughter yield. by: Lakabi D., M. Berchiche, S.A. Kadi
Feeding rabbits on diet contaminated with lindane, zinc and their combination. 2. Effect on hematological and biochemical parameters. by: A.A. Hassan, M.H.M. Yacout, H.Z. Ibrahem, M.I. Yousef
Effect of dietary crude fiber levels and supplemental lipid sources on performance of heat stressed rabbits. by: A.Z. Soliman, A.D. Selim, A.M. Abdel-Khalek
Effect of adding different levels of iodine in drinking water on growth performance, feed utilization, blood biochemistry and organs-histopathology in growing rabbits. by: M.A. Sarhan, M.I. Abd El-Rahim, Dawlat, A. El-Kerdawy; Fatma, R. Abdallah; A.S. Shehata
Rabbit growth performance as affected by phytase and Biogen supplementation for linseed meal diets. by: M.M. El-Adawy, B.E. Borhami, A.Z.M. Salem, A.E. Abo-Zeid
Productivity and reproductivity of heat stressed rabbits as influenced by nutritional treatments under Sinai conditions. by: A.M. Abdel-Samee, A.M. Ali, M.R.M. Mousa, M.A. Abdel Ghaffar
Effect of feeding diets supplemented with seaweed on growth performance and some blood hematological and biochemical characteristics of male Baladi rabbits. by: S.G. El-Banna, A.A. Hassan, A.B. Okab, A.A. Koriem, M.A. Ayoub
Management and Health
Effect of housing system on rabbits performance, under hot climatic conditions. by: H. Ibrahim, M.I. Abd El-Rahim, M.N. El-Gaafary
Analysis of some factors effect on rabbit's production in farmer breeding in the region of Kabylia (Algeria). by: F. Djellal, A. Mouhous, N. Zerrouki
Pre-weaning mortality in rabbits of local Algerian population. by: S.A. Kadi, N. Zerrouki, Y. Louchami, F. Dahmani
Reproduction traits variation in local rabbit population (Algeria). by: S. Belhadi
Traditional rabbit production in Kabylian area (Algeria). by: F. Djelial, A. Mouhous, N. Zerrouki
Effect of different feed restriction systems during rearing period rabbits reproductive performance under desert environmental conditions. by: M.S.M. Abou-Sekken
Efficiency of housing establishment for rabbits productivity. by: G. Ashour, A.A. Sedki, K.H. El-Kholy
Abstracts, Egyptian Journal of Rabbit Science, Volume 16, 2006.
Genetic analysis for milk production traits in New Zealand White rabbits raised in Egypt. Analisis genetico de rasgos productivos de leche en conejos raza Nueva Zelanda Blancos (NZB) criados en Egipto.
Effect of substitution of soybean meal by canola meal on growing rabbit's performance. Efecto de la sustitucion de harina de soya por harina de canola sobre el desempeño de crecimiento de conejos.
Effect of spraying diet containing bean straw with hydrogen peroxide on the digestibility and growth performance of rabbits. Efecto sobre la digestibilidad y el desarrollo corporal de conejos alimentados con una dieta conteniendo paja de frijol rociada con peroxido de hidrogeno.
Semen characteristics of rabbit bucks as affected by vitamin C injection under different ambient temperatures in Egypt. Afectacion de las caracteristicas del semen en conejos sementales posterior a la inyeccion de vitamina C bajo diferentes temperaturas ambientales en Egipto.
Thermo-respiratory responses and hormonal profile of male rabbits injected with vitamin C under high and low ambient temperatures in Egypt. Perfil hormonal y respuestas termo-respiratorias de conejos machos inyectados con vitamina C bajo ambientes de temperatura altas y bajas en Egipto.
Effect of diets containing different kinds of silage on morpho-histometry of rabbit's gastrointestinal tract. Efecto de dietas conteniendo diferentes clases de ensilado sobre la morfo-histometria del tracto gastrointestinal del conejo.
Reproductive and productive performance of rabbit does as affected by doe-litter separation and nursing techniques. Desempeño productivo y reproductivo de vientres afectado por la separacion de madre-camada y las tecnicas de amamantamiento.
Effect of vitamin A supplementation on reproductive and productive performance of rabbit does. Effecto de la suplementacion de vitamina A sobre el desempeño reproductivo y productivo de vientres de conejo.
Biochemical genetic characterization of three rabbit breeds. Caracterizacion bioquimica y genetica de tres razas de conejos.
Reproductive performance and blood constituents of V-line and bauscat female rabbits under middle Egypt conditions. Desempeño reproductivo y constituyentes sanguineos de conejas de la linea V y bouscat bajo condiciones del Egipto central.
Effect of using some untraditional sources of proteins on productive and reproductive performance of New Zealand White rabbits. Efecto del uso de algunas fuentes de proteina no tradicionales sobre el desempeño productivo y reproductivo de conejos raza Nueva Zelanda Blanca.
Effect of an asynchrony between ovulation and insemination on reproductive traits of female rabbits after insemination with fresh or preserved semen at 15°C. Efecto de la asincronia entre ovulacion e inseminacion sobre los rasgos productivos de conejas hembras posterior a su inseminacion con semen fresco o preservado a 15°C.
Effect of using different levels of biologically treated rice straw in growing rabbit diets on growth performance, nutrients digestibility and some physiological parameters. Efecto del uso de diferentes niveles de paja de arroz tratada biologicamente sobre dietas para desarrollo y crecimiento de conejos, la digestibilidad de sus nutrientes y algunos parametros fisiologicos.
Influence of cumin oil for enhancing productivity and immunity in rabbit does. Influencia del aceite de comino para incrementar la productividad ad e inmunidad en vientres de conejo.
Physiological, reproductive and productive traits of New Zealand White rabbits doe as affected by natural mating time. Afectacion de rasgos fisiologicos, reproductivos y productivos de vientres de conejos NZB determinados por apareamiento natural programado.
Influence of the partial or complete replacement of berseem hay by rice straw (biologically treated) on performance of growing New Zealand Rabbits. Influencia del reemplazo parcial o total de paja de trebol por paja de arroz (biologicamente tratado) sobre el desempeño de conejos NZB en crecimiento.
Effect of Bacillus firmus on feed intake, digestibility, growth and mortality rate of growing rabbits. Efecto de Bacillus firmus sobre la ingesta de alimento, digestibilidad, crecimiento y tasa de mortalidad en conejos en desarrollo.
Productive performance and meat quality of rabbits treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) as growth enhancer. Desarrollo productivo y calidad de carne de conejos tratados con somatotropina bovina (rBST) como un estimulador del crecimiento.
Effect of dietary protein levels with or without zinc supplementation: 2. Some blood constituents and immune response efficiency of growing rabbits. Efecto de los niveles dieteticos de proteina con o sin suplementacion de zinc: 2. Algunos constituyentes sanguineos y eficiencia de la respuesta inmune de conejos en crecimiento.
Evaluation of using some agro-industrial byproducts in growing rabbit nutrition. Evaluacion del uso de algunos subproductos agroindustriales en la nutricion de conejos en crecimiento.
Improvement of milk production in doe rabbits by fenugreek and caffeine supplementation. Elevacion de la produccion lactea de conejas reproductoras por medio de la suplementacion de fenogreco forrajero y cafeina.
Effect of supplemental copper and fresh garlic on performance and some biochemical changes in growing rabbits. Efecto de la suplementacion de cobre y ajo fresco sobre el rendimiento y algunos cambios bioquimicos de conejos en crecimiento.
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