Egran: an european group for rabbit nutrition presentation and activity

Thierry Gidenne


A work-group on rabbit nutrition, called EGRAN, was constituted on a voluntary basis in 1992. lt involved 6 teams having a continuous research program in rabbit feeding and belonging to 5 European countries. The main objective of EGRAN is to advance in the knowledge of the rabbit nutrition, through the achievement of common research programs. EGRAN also aims to promote scientific and technical cooperation within the group, ranging from scientific theory to basic chemical analysis. Exchange about the scientific program of each team is also encouraged in order to avoid any undesirable duplicate research. Up to date the research program aims to harmonise and to improve the main methods used for feed evaluation. The achievement of a common methodological platform is a first step to perform concerted experiments and thus to develop a concrete cooperation between teams. From 1997 on, the research activity of EGRAN is developing because of a 5 years EU funding for a concerted action program (Erafe) described here.

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 Universitat Politècnica de València


Official journal of the World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA)


e-ISSN: 1989-8886     ISSN: 1257-5011