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The present paper was designated to assess the perceived frequency of problematic rabbit behavior in a sample of pet rabbit owners and to characterize this behavior. For this purpose, a questionnaire was administered to 423 rabbit owners from Spain and Latin America. The collected data was...

Author(s)
González-Martínez, Á.; Castro, S.; Camino, F.; Rosado, B.; Luño-Muniesa, I.; Diéguez, F. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2022, 49, pp 65-70
Abstract

Commercial rabbit farms commonly house breeding does in single-litter cages that generate concerns for animal welfare. Group housing increases the space per animal and allows for more natural behaviour. When housed in group, however, does exhibit aggressive behaviour around parturition and...

Author(s)
Damme, L. G. W. van; Delezie, E.; Ampe, B.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2022, 252,
Abstract

The housing of farmed animals is increasingly scrutinised by society and thereby subject to a change towards more animal-friendly systems. For rabbits, also kept as pets, there are no EC regulations regarding their housing under farming conditions. In many countries, studies have been carried out...

Author(s)
Szendrő, Z. S.; Trocino, A.; Hoy, S. T.; Xiccato, G.; Villagrá, A.; Maertens, L.
Publisher
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Citation
World Rabbit Science, 2019, 27, 1, pp 1-14
Abstract

Group housing is becoming the standard for many farm animal species, as it is seen as a more welfare friendly way of keeping gregarious animals. Aggression between female breeding rabbits currently obstructs the implementation of group housing for this species. Lack of social experience during the...

Author(s)
Buijs, S.; Vangeyte, J.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 182, pp 53-60
AbstractFull Text

Continuous and part-time group housing systems have been tested to improve the welfare of reproducing rabbit does. Part-time group provides some improvements in locomotor and social behavior, some good reproductive results -still significantly lower than individual cages-, without making up for its ...

Author(s)
López, M.; Cervera, C.; Pascual, J. J.
Publisher
Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario, Saragossa, Spain
Citation
ITEA, 2020, 116, 2, pp 131-149
Abstract

Objectives: The GnRH analogue, deslorelin, is commonly used for hormonal suppression in a wide range of species. Case Description: A 5-year-old mixed breed spayed female pet rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) presented for evaluation of behavioral changes including inappropriate urination and sexual ...

Author(s)
Wright, T.; Eshar, D.; Rooney, T.; Berle, E. C. P.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2022, 40, pp 12-15
Abstract

In semi-natural mixed-sex groups, rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) organize their social life by forming a hierarchy, which is characterized by linearity and stability. Compared to the natural environment, many factors are different in contemporary breeding systems, such as space allowance and, in...

Author(s)
Bill, J.; Rauterberg, S. L.; Herbrandt, S.; Ligges, U.; Kemper, N.; Fels, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2020, 38, pp 21-31
Abstract

The aim of this work is to study the relationship between the anogenital distance (AGD) measured before mating and plasma cholesterol and hormone concentrations (testosterone and 17-βestradiol), sexual behavior, litter size and its biological components (ovulation rate and prenatal survival) and...

Author(s)
Feknous, N.; Belabbas Rafik; Zenia, S.; Berbar, A.
Publisher
Lietuvos Veterinarijos Akademija, Kaunas, Lithuania
Citation
Veterinarija ir Zootechnika, 2021, 7901, pp 65-71
Abstract

International animal welfare organizations and federal, regional, and institutional oversight bodies encourage social housing of gregarious species, such as New Zealand white rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), to promote animal wellbeing in research, teaching, testing and farming settings. At our...

Author(s)
Wyatt, J. D.; Moorman-White, D. M.; Ventura, D.; Schneider, B. W.; Bittner, T. W.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Comparative Medicine, 2017, 67, 5, pp 430-435
Abstract

Aggressiveness is one of the main problems in group housing of rabbit does. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the frequency of aggressiveness and mating behaviour as well as the lifespan of does depending on group composition. The female and male rabbits were housed in one of the 7.7 m2...

Author(s)
Gerencsér, Z.; Matics, Z.; Szabó, R. T.; Kustos, K.; Mikó, A.; Nagy, I.; Odermatt, M.; Atkári, T.; Szendrő, Z.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 10, pp 708

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