Nutrition of the Rabbit Edition 3

February 2020
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  • Published
    27th February
  • ISBN 9781789241273
  • Language English
  • Pages 368 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Bringing together international expertise in rabbit production, topics covered in this fully updated volume include digestive physiology, feed formulation and product quality, as well as feeding strategies, feed processing, feed management around weaning and the relationship between nutrition and intestinal health. Brand new to this edition, the chapters also discuss the development of immune response and the role of intestinal microbiota, new dietary sources and additives, and feeding behavior in pasture and organic feeding. A valuable resource for researchers and students of animal nutrition and production, this book provides a comprehensive, research-based review of nutrition for these important animals.

1: The Digestive System of the Rabbit
2: Digestion of Sugars and Starch
3: Protein Digestion
4: Fat Digestion
5: Fibre Digestion
6: Energy and Protein Metabolism and Requirements
7: Minerals, Vitamins and Additives
8: Feed Evaluation
9: Influence of Diet on Rabbit Meat Quality
10: Nutrition and Feeding Strategy: Impacts on Health Status
11: Feed Manufacturing
12: Feed Formulation
13: Feeding Behaviour of Rabbits
14: Feeding Systems for Intensive Production
15: Nutrition and Climatic Environment
16: Nutritional Recommendations and Feeding Management of Angora Rabbits
17: Pet Rabbit Feeding and Nutrition
18: Feeding and Nutrition of Laboratory Rabbits

Carlos de Blas

Carlos de Blas is at Technical University of Madrid, Spain.

Julian Wiseman

Julian Wiseman is at University of Nottingham, UK.