Recommendations and guidelines for applied nutrition experiments in rabbits.

 J. Fernández-Carmona, E. Blas, J.J. Pascual, L. Maertens, T. Gidenne, G. Xiccato, J. García


The aim of this paper was to draw up a set of recommendations for applied nutrition and feeding trials with rabbits, in relation to certain aspects such as determining the nutritive value of raw materials or diets in growing or reproducing animals, studying digestive physiology and obtaining growth and reproduction parameters. We deal first with animals, size of the sample, housing conditions, diets, handling, measurements, and the data analyses relevant to the design of the experiment are described. Secondly, we give a list of recommended items and include some comments.


rabbit; guidelines; nutrition; growth; reproduction

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 Universitat Politècnica de València


Official journal of the World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA)


e-ISSN: 1989-8886     ISSN: 1257-5011