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Of 212 rabbit females in Greece, inseminated with fresh semen during the summer, 72.17% gave birth to a litter vs. 67.45% of 212 females inseminated with frozen semen. Litter size at birth averaged 7.52 vs. 6.57 young (P<0.01), of which 7.11 and 6.44 were liveborn (P<0.05). Type of semen used had no significant effect on litter size at weaning (6.77 vs. 6.47). Of 440 females in Italy, inseminated with fresh or frozen semen, 74.94 and 73.76% respectively produced a litter, and litter size averaged 8.0 and 8.15 respectively at birth and 7.33 and 7.35 at weaning, the differences between the two insemination groups being non-significant.

Frangiadaki, E.; Golidi, E.; Luzi, F.; Groppo, M.; Barbieri, S.; Tirloni, E.
Gruppo Calderini Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Rivista di Coniglicoltura, 2003, 40, 3, pp 36, 38