Rabbit Production 10th Edition

Rabbit Production 10th Edition PDF

By Steven Lukefahr, James I McNitt, Peter Robert Cheeke and Nephi Patton

Rabbit Production 10th Edition PDF. Rabbits are versatile animals, farmed for their meat and fur, as laboratory and show animals, and also as pets. This well-established book continues to provide an overview of domesticated rabbit production, covering topics such as breeding, management, feeding and health. Now in its fully updated tenth edition, Rabbit Production 10th Edition includes an expanded consideration of important issues such as animal behavior and welfare and sustainable methods of small-scale rabbit production. With chapters relating specifically to international and backyard family rabbit production, pet rabbits, rabbit shows, and angora wool production, this new edition:

  • Includes new information on the latest methods of rabbit reproductive management, including applications of artificial insemination, estrous synchronization, embryo transfer, cloning, and molecular genetics;
  • Tackles globally prevalent health issues such as mucoid enteropathy (ME), epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE) and rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD);
  • Reviews up-to-the-minute developments such as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food production, opportunities of selling rabbits at farmers markets, organic rabbit meat, raising of pastured rabbits, as well as new projects addressing poverty alleviation and food security.

Providing updates on worldwide production trends, breeds, and figures, as well as use of color photos throughout, this book is an essential resource for anyone involved in rabbit production – from novice to experienced breeders, trainers and managers of rabbit projects, veterinarians and industry professionals.

Table of Contents

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: Angora Wool Production

23: Meat Production

24: Harvesting and Preparation of Meat and Skins

25: Marketing Rabbits and Their Products

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