Effect of housing conditions on production, carcass and meat quality traits of growing rabbits

Zs Matics, Z. Szendrő, M. Odermatt, Zs Gerencsér, I. Nagy, I. Radnai, A. Dalle Zotte

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Abstract

Production, carcass traits and meat quality of rabbits housed in cages or in different pens were compared. Rabbits (n. =. 579) were sorted into 5 groups: C. =. cage (2 rabbits/cage); pen without platform: P11. =. 9 rabbits/pen; P16. =. 14 rabbits/pen; pen with platform: PW. =. wire net platform, 14 rabbits/pen; PD. =. platform with straw-litter, 14 rabbits/pen. Feed intake and average daily gain between 5 and 11. weeks, and body weight at 11. weeks were significantly higher in C rabbits than that of the mean of pen-housed groups, while the PD group had the lowest growth performance. C rabbits had the smallest hind part to reference carcass (P.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalMeat Science
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • Carcass traits
  • Growing rabbit
  • Meat quality
  • Pen
  • Platform
  • Production

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  • Food Science

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Effect of housing conditions on production, carcass and meat quality traits of growing rabbits. / Matics, Zs; Szendrő, Z.; Odermatt, M.; Gerencsér, Zs; Nagy, I.; Radnai, I.; Zotte, A. Dalle.

In: Meat Science, Vol. 96, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 41-46.

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Matics, Zs ; Szendrő, Z. ; Odermatt, M. ; Gerencsér, Zs ; Nagy, I. ; Radnai, I. ; Zotte, A. Dalle. / Effect of housing conditions on production, carcass and meat quality traits of growing rabbits. In: Meat Science. 2014 ; Vol. 96, No. 1. pp. 41-46.
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