Direct and correlated responses to selection in two lines of rabbits selected for feed efficiency under ad libitum and restricted feeding: I. Production traits and gut microbiota characteristics.

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To get insights into selection criteria for feed efficiency, 2 rabbit lines have been created: the ConsoResidual line was selected for residual feed intake (RFI) with ad libitum feeding and the ADGrestrict line was selected for ADG under restricted feeding (-20% of voluntary intake). The first objective of this study was to evaluate, after 9 generations of… (More)
DOI: 10.2527/jas.2015-9402

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@article{Drouilhet2016DirectAC, title={Direct and correlated responses to selection in two lines of rabbits selected for feed efficiency under ad libitum and restricted feeding: I. Production traits and gut microbiota characteristics.}, author={Laurence Drouilhet and Caroline S Achard and Olivier Zemb and Caroline Molette and Thierry Gidenne and Catherine Larzul and Julien Ruesche and Aur{\'e}lie Tircazes and M. Segura and Th{\'e}odore Bouchez and Mich{\'e}le Theau-Cl{\'e}ment and Thierry Joly and Elodie Balmisse and H. Garreau and H. J. Gilbert}, journal={Journal of animal science}, year={2016}, volume={94 1}, pages={38-48} }