Adaptive capacity of female rabbits submitted to a change in breeding practices

@inproceedings{TheauClment2016AdaptiveCO,
  title={Adaptive capacity of female rabbits submitted to a change in breeding practices},
  author={M. Theau.Cl{\'e}ment and Pascal Galliot and Camille Souchet and Laurent Bignon and Laurence Fortun-Lamothe},
  year={2016}
}
The aim of this study was to test the consequences of a change in breeding practices on 219 multiparous rabbit does over 2 reproductive cycles (5th and 6th insemination). Three rabbit breeding systems were defined I: intensive, S: semi-intensive and E: extensive), which varied for the females in terms of reproductive rhythm (RR: 35, 42 and 49 d, respectively) and age at first insemination (20.6, 19.6 and 16.6 wk, respectively), and for kits in terms of age at weaning (32, 35 and 30 d… CONTINUE READING

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