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The study aims to establish data related to the friendly feeding environment and relieve stress on animals during the experiment, thereby to assure reliable animal test results. The study was conducted on 36 rabbits aged 4 weeks (half of which was male and the other half female), raised in enriched ...

Author(s)
Tsai PeiChun; Tsai MingYang; Lee HerngFu; Chen LihRen
Publisher
Taiwan Livestock Research Institute, Tainan, Taiwan
Citation
Journal of Taiwan Livestock Research, 2020, 53, 2, pp 73-81
Abstract

One of the goals of environmental enrichment is to encourage species-typical behaviors, while discouraging abnormal behaviors or stereotypies. Assessing the effectiveness of various enrichment modalities can be challenging, particularly for prey species such as rabbits that exhibit freezing...

Author(s)
Coda, K. A.; Fortman, J. D.; García, K. D.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2020, 59, 4, pp 356-364
Abstract

Struggling with problem behaviour in rabbits can leave you frustrated, embarrassed, and feeling helpless. You're not alone - over forty percent of the 1.5 million pet rabbits in the UK show behaviours that their owners wish they didn't! The lives of these rabbits, and their owners, can be improved...

Author(s)
Bradbury, G.
Publisher
5M Publishing, Sheffield, UK
Citation
Behavioural problems in rabbits: a clinical approach, 2018, pp 234 pp.
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

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
Abstract

Thirty three rabbits from five litters that were weaned at the age of 5 weeks were observed. The animals were kept in pens that were enriched with an elevation made of bricks. In total, 150h of observations made at feeding time (07:30-10:00 and 18:00-20:30 LT, local time) were analysed. A number of ...

Author(s)
Kaźmierczak, S.; Cwojdzińska, A.; Górecki, M. T.
Publisher
Copernicus Gesellschaft mbH, Gottingen, Germany
Citation
Archives Animal Breeding, 2019, 62, 1, pp 49-57
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Understanding the rabbit's sexual behavior and reproduction process is very important when using artificial insemination (AI) instead of natural mating in intensive rearing systems. Ovulation in rabbit females not occur spontaneously/ induced ovulatory animals, but it has to be induced through a...

Author(s)
Soliman, F.; El-Sabrout, K.
Publisher
Malque Publishing, Mossoró, Brazil
Citation
Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology, 2020, 8, 2, pp 120-130
Abstract

The most widespread reproductive rhythm practiced in rabbit farming is based on artificial insemination (AI) performed at around 11 days pospartum. This approach results in high production rates, but requires high yearly replacement of animals that cannot sustain the enormous energy demand. Rabbit...

Author(s)
Munari, C.; Ponzio, P.; MacChi, E.; Elkhawagah, A. R.; Tarantola, M.; Ponti, G.; Mugnai, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2020, 230,
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This review summarizes the main scientific works focused on the welfare of rabbits in lactation and growing periods. A suitable material for building the nest has a positive impact, improving kits' welfare by reducing their mortality. A careful and regular daily handling of newborns during...

Author(s)
López, M.; Cervera, C.; Pascual, J. J.
Publisher
Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario, Saragossa, Spain
Citation
ITEA, 2021, 117, 2, pp 108-129
Abstract

The European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus has an unusual pattern of nursing behavior. After giving birth in a nursery burrow (or laboratory nest box), the mother immediately leaves the young and only returns to nurse for a few minutes once approximately every 24 h. It has been assumed this...

Author(s)
Apel, S.; Hudson, R.; Coleman, G. J.; Rödel, H. G.; Kennedy, G. A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Chronobiology International, 2020, 37, 8, pp 1151-1162

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