Rabbit Production Edition 10

May 2022
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  • Published
    4th May 2022
  • ISBN 9781789249798
  • Language English
  • Pages 368 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
May 2022
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    4th May 2022
  • ISBN 9781789249781
  • Language English
  • Pages 368 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Rabbits are versatile animals, farmed for their meat and fur, as laboratory animals, and also as pets. This well-established book continues to provide an overview of domesticated rabbit production, covering topics such as breeding, husbandry, feeding and health. Now in its fully updated tenth edition, it includes an expanded consideration of important issues such as animal welfare and sustainable methods of production. With chapters relating specifically to meat production, pet rabbits, rabbit shows, and angora wool production, this new edition:

  • Includes new information on the latest methods of artificial insemination, estrous synchronization, embryo transfer, cloning and molecular genetics;

  • Tackles globally prevalent health issues such as enteritis complex (EC) rabbit enterocolitis (REC), and viral hemorrhagic disease;

  • Reviews up-to-the-minute developments such as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food production, as well as new projects addressing poverty alleviation and food security.

Providing updates on worldwide production trends, figures and new feed additive products, this book is an essential resource for anyone involved in rabbit production =- from novice to experienced breeders, veterinarians and industry professionals.

1: Introduction
2: Rabbit Production Worldwide
3: Rabbit Breeds
4: The Rabbitry and Its Equipment
5: Rabbit Management
6: Economics and Financial Management
7: Principles of Rabbit Nutrition
8: Feeds and Feeding
9: Toxins in Feeds
10: Rabbit Diseases and Health Problems
11: Rabbit Reproduction
12: Rabbit Behavior
13: Principles of Rabbit Genetics
14: Breeding Systems
15: Genetic Selection for Herd Improvement
16: Coat Color Genetics of Rabbits
17: Rabbit Shows
18: Pet Rabbits
19: Animal Welfare
20: Rabbits for Family and Small Farm Development
21: Rabbit Production in Developing Countries
22: Angora Wool Production
23: Meat Production
24: Harvesting and Preparation of Meat and Skins
25: Marketing Rabbits and Their Products

Steven D. Lukefahr

Steven D. Lukefahr operates his own rabbitry and has worked in over 20 developing countries, where he promoted village-level rabbit farming. He has made many significant contributions to our knowledge of rabbit breeding and genetics. He was President of the World Rabbit Science Association from 2004 to 2008 and General Secretary for Developing Countries from 2008 to 2016.

James I. McNitt

James I. McNitt worked in Africa as a rabbit specialist and was the leader of a rabbit research program in Louisiana working to assist small, limited resource farmers with production problems. He retired in 2008 and remained active in rabbit research and literature until his death in 2019.

Peter Robert Cheeke

Peter Robert Cheeke has conducted rabbit nutrition research since 1969 and has published extensively in this area. In 1985 he was awarded the prestigious Mignini International Award for excellence in rabbit research.

Nephi M. Patton

Nephi M. Patton conducted rabbit disease research for 25 years. He has been a consultant to a large commercial rabbitry for the past 10 years, during which he experienced most of the problems encountered by rabbit raisers. He was President of the World Rabbit Science Association 1997. He retired from Oregon State University in 1996.

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