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Author(s)
Speight, C.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2016, 31, 5, pp 144-148
AbstractFull Text

This study aimed to assess the welfare of farmed rabbits in two facilities using different housing situations: indoor and outdoor cages. The welfare parameters assessed were extrapolated from the actual scientific knowledge and based on the five freedoms. The calculated prevalence of several...

Author(s)
Popescu, S.; Diugan, E. A.; Borda, C.; El-Mahdy, C.
Publisher
Banat's University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Timisoara, Romania
Citation
Scientific Papers: Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 2013, 46, 2, pp 200-205
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rabbit behavior.

This chapter covers several aspects of rabbit behaviour. Ethology, domestication of rabbits, behaviour of wild rabbits, behaviour of domestic rabbits, systems of rabbit behaviour and environmental factors affecting behaviour are discussed.

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rabbits (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Oryctolagus cuniculus</i>).

This chapter covers rabbit domestication, changes in the animals, their environment and management, behaviour, health and welfare. Focus is given on the innate or learned behaviour, different types of social behaviour, behaviour in case of danger or peril, active and resting behaviour patterns,...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937706)
Type
Book chapter
AbstractFull Text

European female rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) have evolved parsimony in the relationship towards their offspring. Lactating females nurse their litter immediately after parturition, but then leave the nest and will interact with their young only once per day, for a 5-minute nursing episode....

Author(s)
Coureaud, G.; Fortun-Lamothe, L.; Rödel, H. G.; Monclús, R.; Schaal, B.
Publisher
World Rabbit Science Association, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th World Rabbit Congress, Verona, Italy, 10-13 June 2008, 2008, pp 1131-1146
AbstractFull Text

Dutch belted rabbits are commonly used as research animals due to their small size compared to New Zealand White rabbits. As a generalization, Dutch belted rabbits tend to be approximately 2/3 smaller than New Zealand Whites in our colonies. In the laboratory, this translates to the utilization of...

Author(s)
Pritt, S.; Wood, J.; Fetter, B.; Kline, B.
Publisher
World Rabbit Science Association, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th World Rabbit Congress, Verona, Italy, 10-13 June 2008, 2008, pp 1229-1232
AbstractFull Text

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
Abstract

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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