Designed to help ranchers recognize common rabbit diseases. Diseases are classified according to major cause-bacterial, viral, nutritional, hereditary, fungal, and miscellaneous (including poisoning, tumors, and vices). For each disease, the symptoms and treatment are described. Provides advice on packing and shipping specimens for laboratory diagnosis as well. Includes black-and-white photographs...
Glucocorticoids are growth-inhibiting steroids. They have been reported to reduce
muscle growth by reducing protein synthesis. However, their actions on muscle protein
degradation remain equivocal. Glucocorticoids have been reported to transiently increase
muscle protein degradation, to not affect this process and to reduce muscle protein
degradation. Reasons for these conflicting...
The influence of alfalfa fiber level 28, 54 and 74% in diets on
the proximate compositions, pH and water-holding capacity of raw and
cooked rabbit meat were investigated.
Preslaughter live weight, percent dress weight and percent
abdominal fat of rabbits fed 54% alfalfa fiber diet were
significantly higher and total...
In two breeding experiments, straightbred and crossbred rabbits were evaluated for performance characters relating to reproduction, disease resistance, growth and carcass quality. In the first experiment,
New Zealand White CNN) and Flemish Giant (FG) straightbreds and FG sire x (Florida White-New Zealand White dam) terminal-crossbreds (TX) were involved. Reproductive performance...