Utilization of pelleted and non pelleted feed by growing rabbits in tropical conditions

 R.T. Fomunyam, B.N. Ndoping


A total of 48 four weeks old rabbits were divided in 3 homogenous groups and caged individually. During a 6 weeks trial they received ad libitum the same diet, but pelleted in long or short pellets (diameter 1.1 cm and length of 6.5 or 2.1 cm) or presented as mash. Rabbits fed long and short pellets ate and grew similarly (adg of 29.5 and 27.3 g/d) but significantly grew better than those fed on all mash diet (21.9 g/day). Form of feed did not affect mortality rates (0 or 1 dead rabbit/group). However, cost of wasted feed for rabbits fed long pellets and mash was about twice that of rabbits fed short pellets and as such would reduce profit margins.

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 Universitat Politècnica de València


Official journal of the World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA)


e-ISSN: 1989-8886     ISSN: 1257-5011   https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs