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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 11 (Page no: 222)

Feed manufacturing.

There are two main systems used for feed manufacturing. Both use the same individual processes, and the only difference is the sequence in which they are arranged. The pre-milling system is more commonly used in modern feed mills because of economic reasons (e.g. energy cost, investment). In this system, weighing out is done prior to grinding. The pre-grinding system was used more in the past when fewer raw materials were available and mash was the main means of feed presentation. This chapter focused on the pre-milling system sequence as it is more commonly used and better for rabbit feed manufacturing.

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: 7 (Page no: 126) Minerals, vitamins and additives. Author(s): Mateos, G. G. García-Rebollar, P. Blas, C. de
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: 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.