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The aim of this research was to study the effects of group size and environmental enrichment on behaviour and growth of 108 hybrid growing rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). We compared the behaviour (time budget and reactions to specific behavioural tests: "tonic immobility" and "emergence test")...

Author(s)
Zucca, D.; Marelli, S. P.; Redaelli, V.; Heinzl, E.; Cardile, H.; Ricci, C.; Verga, M.; Luzi, F.
Publisher
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Citation
World Rabbit Science, 2012, 20, 2, pp 89-95
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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