Rabbit Production (Google eBook)

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CABI, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 300 pages
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This new edition of Rabbit Production has been fully updated throughout. Mainly concerning rabbits bred for meat and fur, it also contains practical information on pet rabbits, show rabbits and rabbits used as laboratory animals. Core topics are covered, including rabbit genetics, reproduction, health and diseases, behavior, welfare, fur and meat production, rabbit production in developing countries, slaughter and the marketing of rabbit products. Current areas of interest such as animal welfare and coat color genetics are expanded in the new edition.

An important resource for all those involved in rabbit production, this book is also vital reading for students and researchers of animal science and meat production, as well as the keen amateur rabbit enthusiast.
  

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This new edition of Rabbit Production has been fully updated throughout. Mainly concerning rabbits bred for meat and fur, it also contains practical information on pet rabbits, show rabbits and rabbits used as laboratory animals. Core topics are covered, including rabbit genetics, reproduction, health and diseases, behavior, welfare, fur and meat production, rabbit production in developing countries, slaughter and the marketing of rabbit products. Current areas of interest such as animal welfare and coat color genetics are expanded in the new edition. An important resource for all those involved in rabbit production, this book is also vital reading for students and researchers of animal science and meat production, as well as the keen amateur rabbit enthusiast. 

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Rabbit Production Worldwide
13
3 Rabbit Breeds
21
4 The Rabbitry and Its Equipment
27
5 Rabbit Management
42
6 Economics and Financial Management
64
7 Principles of Rabbit Nutrition
69
8 Feeds and Feeding
88
16 Coat Color Genetics of Rabbits
202
17 Rabbit Shows
221
18 Pet Rabbits
229
19 Animal Welfare
235
20 Rabbits for Family and Small Farm Development
239
21 Rabbit Production in Developing Countries
249
22 Rex Fur Production
258
23 Angora Wool Production
265

9 Toxins in Feeds
106
10 Rabbit Diseases and Health Problems
112
11 Rabbit Reproduction
144
12 Rabbit Behavior
160
13 Principles of Rabbit Genetics
170
14 Breeding Systems
177
15 Genetic Selection for Herd Improvement
192
24 Meat Production
274
25 Slaughtering and Preparation of Meat and Skins
278
26 Marketing Rabbits and Their Products
282
Glossary
289
Index
293
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About the author (2013)

James I. McNitt is at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Steven D. Lukefahr teaches at Texas A & M University.

Peter Robert Cheeke is Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University.

Nephi M. Patton formerly of Oregon State University.

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