Rabbit Production, 9th Edition

This new edition of Rabbit Production is fully updated throughout. Mainly concerning rabbits bred for meat and fur, it also contains practical information on pet rabbits, show rabbits and rabbits used as laboratory animals. Core topics are covered, including rabbit genetics, reproduction, health and diseases, behaviour, welfare, fur and meat production, rabbit production in developing countries, slaughter and the marketing of rabbit products. Current areas of interest such as animal welfare and coat colour genetics are expanded in the new edition.

An important resource for all those involved in rabbit production, this book is also vital reading for students and researchers of animal science and meat production, as well as the keen amateur rabbit enthusiast.

Table of Contents

Table of contents

  • A: Preface
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Rabbit Production Worldwide
  • 3: Rabbit Breeds
  • 4: The Rabbitry and Its Equipment
  • 5: Rabbit Management
  • 6: Economics and Financial Management
  • 7: Principles of Rabbit Nutrition
  • 8: Feeds and Feeding
  • 9: Toxins in Feeds
  • 10: Rabbit Diseases and Health Problems
  • 11: Rabbit Reproduction
  • 12: Rabbit Behavior
  • 13: Principles of Rabbit Genetics
  • 14: Breeding Systems
  • 15: Genetic Selection for Herd Improvement
  • 16: Coat Color Genetics of Rabbits
  • 17: Rabbit Shows
  • 18: Pet Rabbits
  • 19: Animal Welfare
  • 20: Rabbits for Family and Small Farm Development
  • 21: Rabbit Production in Developing Countries
  • 22: Rex Fur Production
  • 23: Angora Wool Production
  • 24: Meat Production
  • 25: Slaughtering and Preparation of Meat and Skins
  • 26: Marketing Rabbits and Their Products

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