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During recent years the analysis of the rabbits' welfare has received increasing attention. Many scientific investigations have been carried out on the effects of alternative housing systems on productive performance, meat quality and welfare of rabbits. Intensive rabbit breeding normally involves...

Author(s)
Zucca, D.; Heinzl, E.; Luzi, F.; Cardile, H.; Ricci, C.; Verga, M.
Publisher
World Rabbit Science Association, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th World Rabbit Congress, Verona, Italy, 10-13 June 2008, 2008, pp 1281-1286
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Endocrine and immune parameters, namely glucocorticoid receptors (GcR) and IFN-γ production in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), and corticosterone in plasma, were studied in groups of four adult male rabbits (Charles River, Italy) observed in seminatural conditions in relation to...

Author(s)
Lupo, C.; Fontani, G.; Girolami, L.; Lodi, L.; Muscettola, M.
Citation
Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, 2000, 12, 3, pp 281-289
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To test if rabbits located in cage rows, as in the industrial units, can manifest a kind of social relationship by looking at each other, a specific experimental set was prepared. This was formed by three contiguous cages in which three 17 weeks-old does were introduced. The behaviour of the does...

Author(s)
Negretti, P.; Bianconi, G.; Finzi, A.
Publisher
World Rabbit Science Association, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th World Rabbit Congress, Verona, Italy, 10-13 June 2008, 2008, pp 1213-1216
Abstract

Rabbits are common pets in many European countries, including Italy. However, little is known about their behavior and general welfare. The purpose of this study was to explore behaviors of Italian domestic rabbits as perceived by their owners and to investigate the effect of sex on these behaviors ...

Author(s)
d'Ovidio, D.; Pierantoni, L.; Noviello, E.; Pirrone, F.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 15, pp 37-42

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