Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 68, No 3 (2003)

Effect of Alternative Housing on Carcass Traits of Rabbits

Szilvia METZGER, Károly KUSTOS, Zsolt SZENDRŐ, András SZABÓ, Csilla EIBEN, István NAGY

Pages: 151-154


One hundred and sixty one New Zealand White weaned rabbits were housed in cages (0.4x0.4 m, 3 rabbits/cage, 18.7 rabbits/m2) or in a pen on deep litter (3x3.3 m, 0.2 m thick wheat straw litter, 80 rabbits/pen, 8.1 rabbits/m2). At 13 weeks of age pen-housed rabbits (n=52) had lower body weight (2318 vs. 2437 g; P


rabbit; housing; cage; pen; carcass traits

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