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The purpose of this article is to overview the history of feeding rabbits with different types of animal fats, and to discuss their effects on rabbit performance and quality of their products. Other aspects of the inclusion of various animal fats in rabbit diets are also described. This article is...

Author(s)
Gugołek, A.; Kowalska, D.
Publisher
Sciendo, Warsaw, Poland
Citation
Annals of Animal Science, 2020, 20, 4, pp 1185-1215
Abstract

Parasites induce behavioral changes in the host and obesity is a health problem affecting different animal species. Cysticercosis caused by Taenia pisiformis affects some behavior of rabbits and reproductive behavior of does. Rabbits do not escape from metabolic disorders, being long-live animals...

Author(s)
Arias-Hernández, D.; Flores-Pérez, F. I.; Domínguez-Roldan, R.; Báez-Saldaña, A.; Carreon, R. A.; García-Jiménez, S.; Hallal-Calleros, C.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2019, 276, pp 108964
Abstract

Rabbit obesity is a growing problem and has profound effects on the welfare of the rabbit. Worryingly the 2018 PDSA PAW Report highlighted the lack of owner awareness of the problem. Vets and nurses surveyed stated 30% of the rabbits they saw were overweight. However, 83% of owners felt their ...

Author(s)
Lowe, R. J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2019, 34, 11, pp 283-288
Abstract

This study investigates the effect of fish oil supplementation and restricted feeding on body fat distribution and blood lipid profile in experimentally induced obesity in rabbits. The trial was carried out with 30 male rabbits, divided into 5 groups of 6 animals each (NC - non-castrated,...

Author(s)
Grigorova, N.; Ivanova, Zh.; Bjorndal, B.; Vachkova, E.; Penchev, G.; Berge, R.; Ribarski, S.; Georgieva, T. M.; Yonkova, P.; Georgiev, I. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2019, 124, pp 99-105
Abstract

Rabbits are herbivores with teeth and a gastrointestinal system adapted for a high-fibre, low-nutrient diet. Providing an appropriate diet, based on grass or grass hay supplemented with vegetables and only small amounts of concentrates, is important for tooth health, gut function and maintenance of ...

Author(s)
Bourne, D.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2018, 23, 6, pp 348-352
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This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of obesity on some morphological features of periadventitial adipose tissue in the aortic arch region. Twelve male white New Zealand rabbits were divided into two groups of 6 animals each: non-castrated non-obese and castrated-obese. Immediately after ...

Author(s)
Penchev, G.; Yonkova, P.; Ribarski, S.; Kostov, D.; Vachkova, E.; Grigorova, N.; Georgieva, T. M.; Ivanova, Zh.; Georgiev, I. P.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Citation
Bulgarian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 21, 2, pp 152-159
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In the current study, the impact of dietary antioxidant supplementation on fasting blood lactate and pyruvate concentrations in a rabbit model of obesity was investigated. A total of 26 rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups: castrated and obese animals (CO, n=7); castrated, obese and treated...

Author(s)
Grigorova, N.; Ivanova, Zh.; Dichlianova, E.; Georgieva, T.; Slavov, T.; Vachkova, E.; Georgiev, I. P.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Citation
Bulgarian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2017, 20, 1, pp 87-92
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Procyanidins have beneficial effects on metabolic syndrome and antimicrobial activity, but the mechanisms underlying these effects are unclear. AIM To investigate the effects of procyanidin B2 (PB2) on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and to explore the possible mechanism. METHODS...

Author(s)
Xing YaWei; Lei GuangTao; Wu QingHua; Jiang Yu; Huang ManXiang
Publisher
Beijing Baishideng BioMed Scientific Co., Ltd., Beijing, China
Citation
World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2019, 25, 8, pp 955-966
Abstract

High fat diet (HFD)-induced hypertension in rabbits is neurogenic and caused by the central action of leptin, which is thought to be dependent on activation of α-melanocortin-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) and neuropeptide Y-positive neurons projecting to the dorsomedial hypothalamus (DMH) and...

Author(s)
Lim KyungJoon; Barzel, B.; Burke, S. L.; Armitage, J. A.; Head, G. A.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc., Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Hypertension (Dallas), 2016, 68, 2, pp 491-500
AbstractFull Text

Mutations of the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene are associated with body weight, obesity, and growth. PGAM2 is associated with drip loss, meat colour, fat deposition, lean content, muscle fiber diameter and carcass traits. The present study had been carried out to investigate the association...

Author(s)
Nahácky, J.; Židek, R.; Gábor, M.; Miluchová, M.; Bučko, O.; Kováčik, A.
Publisher
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia
Citation
Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 2018, 7, 5, pp 537-539

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