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Nutrition of the Rabbit - Carlos De Blas

Nutrition of the Rabbit

By: Carlos De Blas (Editor), Julian Wiseman (Editor), Dominic Allain (Contribution by), E. Blas (Contribution by), R. Carabano (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9781845936693
Number Of Pages: 336

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Rabbit production systems are important providers of meat in many parts of the world due to the species' many advantages: rapid growth rate, good reproductive performance, adaptability and ability to thrive on high fibre raw materials. They 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. This book is an essential resource for researchers, practitioners and students of animal nutrition and production

"In summary, this book will be excellent for scientists involved in rabbit research and nutrition."--Yvonne van Zeeland and Esther Plantinga (11/01/2010)

Contributorsp. vii
The Digestive System of the Rabbitp. 1
Digestion of Sugars and Starchp. 19
Protein Digestionp. 39
Fat Digestionp. 56
Fibre Digestionp. 66
Energy and Protein Metabolism and Requirementsp. 83
Minerals, Vitamins and Additivesp. 119
Feed Evaluationp. 151
Influence of Diet on Rabbit Meat Qualityp. 163
Nutrition and Feeding Strategy: Interactions with Pathologyp. 179
Feed Manufacturingp. 200
Feed Formulationp. 222
Feeding Behaviour of Rabbitsp. 233
Feeding Systems for Intensive Productionp. 253
Nutrition and the Climatic Environmentp. 267
Nutritional Recommendations and Feeding Management of Angora Rabbitsp. 285
Pet Rabbit Feeding and Nutritionp. 294
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9781845936693
ISBN-10: 1845936698
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised