Nutrition of the Rabbit / Edition 2

Nutrition of the Rabbit / Edition 2

by Carlos de Blas, J. Wiseman
     
 

Rabbit production systems are important providers of meat in many parts of the world due to the species’ many advantages, including rapid growth rate and good reproductive performance. Rabbits also provide angora wool, and are popular as companion animals. Bringing together international expertise in rabbit production, topics covered in this authoritative

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Rabbit production systems are important providers of meat in many parts of the world due to the species’ many advantages, including rapid growth rate and good reproductive performance. Rabbits also provide angora wool, and are popular as companion animals. Bringing together international expertise in rabbit production, topics covered in this authoritative volume include digestive physiology, feed formulation and product quality, as well as new contributions on innovative feeding strategies, new methods for feed processing, feed management around weaning, and the relationship between nutrition and intestinal health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845936693
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

1 The Digestive System of the Rabbit R. Carabaño J. Piquer D. Menoyo I. Badiola 1

2 Digestion of Sugars and Starch E. Blas T. Gidenne 19

3 Protein Digestion M.J. Villamide N. Nicodemus M.J. Fraga R. Carabaño 39

4 Fat Digestion G. Xiccato 56

5 Fibre Digestion T. Gidenne R. Carabaño J. García C. de Blas 66

6 Energy and Protein Metabolism and Requirements G. Xiccato A. Trocino 83

7 Minerals, Vitamins and Additives G.G. Mateos P.G. Rebollar C. de Blas 119

8 Feed Evaluation M.J. Villamide L. Maertens C. de Blas 151

9 Influence of Diet on Rabbit Meat Quality P. Hernández A. Dalle Zotte 163

10 Nutrition and Feeding Strategy: Interactions with Pathology T. Gidenne J. García F. Lebas D. Licois 179

11 Feed Manufacturing J. Acedo-Rico J. Méndez G. Santomá 200

12 Feed Formulation C. de Blas G.G. Mateos 222

13 Feeding Behaviour of Rabbits T. Gidenne F. Lebas L. Fortun-Lamothe 233

14 Feeding Systems for Intensive Production L. Maertens 253

15 Nutrition and the Climatic Environment C. Cervera J. Fernández Carmona 267

16 Nutritional Recommendations and Feeding Management of Angora Rabbits F. Lebas R.G. Thébault D. Allain 285

17 Pet Rabbit Feeding and Nutrition J.A. Lowe 294

Index 315

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