Effect of adult weight and CT-based selection on carcass traits of growing rabbits

Zsolt Szendro, Zsolt Matics, Zsolt Gerencsér, István Radnai, Márió Lengyel, István Nagy, Roberto Riovanto, Antonella Dalle Zotte

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the carcass traits of different genotypes. Maternal line (M; n=31; adult weight/AW/4.0-4.5kg) (selected for number of kits born alive), Pannon White (P; n=32; AW: 4.3-4.8kg), and Large type line (L, n=32; AW: 4.8-5.4kg) (P and L were selected for carcass traits based on CT/Computer tomography/data) rabbits were analysed. Rabbits were slaughtered at 11 wk of age. P rabbits showed the highest dressing out percentage (M=60.2, P=61.3 and L=61.1%, with a significant difference between groups M and P, P<0.05), the lowest ratio of fore part (M=26.0, P=25.7 and L=26.9%, differences were significant between groups M-P and L, P<0.05), and the largest ratio of the hind part (M=37.3, P=38.2 and L=37.2%, differences were significant between groups M-L and P, P<0.05) to the reference carcass. It can be concluded that carcass traits were influenced by CT-based selection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Animal Science
Volume8
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Adult weight
  • CT-based selection
  • Carcass traits
  • Growing rabbit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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    Szendro, Z., Matics, Z., Gerencsér, Z., Radnai, I., Lengyel, M., Nagy, I., Riovanto, R., & Zotte, A. D. (2009). Effect of adult weight and CT-based selection on carcass traits of growing rabbits. Italian Journal of Animal Science, 8(SUPPL. 3), 240-242. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijas.2009.s3.240