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CABI Book Chapter

Nutrition of the Rabbit.

Book cover for Nutrition of the Rabbit.


This third edition contains 18 chapters which discussed topics on the digestive physiology, feed formulation and product quality, as well as feeding strategies, feed processing, feed management around weaning and the relationship between nutrition and intestinal health of rabbits. Brand new to this edition, the chapters also discuss the development of immune response and the role of intestinal mic...

Chapter 7 (Page no: 126)

Minerals, vitamins and additives.

A review on the physiological functions of the macro and microminerals required by rabbits was presented as well the their effect on the health and performance of the animals. This chapter also discussed the role of both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins in the digestion and health of rabbits plus some of the feed additives available with specific target pathogen control such as anticoccidial drugs, probiotics, prebiotics, antibiotics, and growth promoters.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The digestive system of the rabbit. Author(s): Carabaño, R. Piquer, J. Menoyo, D. Badiola, I.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Digestion of sugars and starch. Author(s): Blas, E. Gidenne, T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) Protein digestion. Author(s): Villamide, M. J. Nicodemus, N. Fraga, M. J. Carabaño, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Fat digestion. Author(s): Xiccato, G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) Fibre digestion. Author(s): Gidenne, T. Carabaño, R. Abad-Guamán, R. García, J. Blas, C. de
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 89) Energy and protein metabolism and requirements. Author(s): Xiccato, G. Trocino, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 159) Feed evaluation. Author(s): Villamide, M. J. Maertens, L. Blas, C. de
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 172) Influence of diet on Rabbit meat quality. Author(s): Hernández, P. Zotte, A. dalle
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 193) Nutrition and feeding strategy: impacts on health status. Author(s): Gidenne, T. Lebas, F. Licois, D. García, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 222) Feed manufacturing. Author(s): Acedo-Rico, J. Méndez, J. Santomá, G.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 243) Feed formulation. Author(s): Blas, C. de Mateos, G. G.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 254) Feeding behaviour of rabbits. Author(s): Gidenne, T. Lebas, F. Fortun-Lamothe, L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 275) Feeding systems for intensive production. Author(s): Maertens, L.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 289) Nutrition and climatic environment. Author(s): Cervera, C. Carmona, J. F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 308) Nutritional recommendations and feeding management of Angora rabbits. Author(s): Lebas, F. Thébault, R. G. Allain, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 317) Pet rabbit feeding and nutrition. Author(s): Lowe, J. A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 337) Feeding and nutrition of laboratory rabbits. Author(s): Fekete, S. G.