Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 1

Influence of Breeding Rate on Reproductive and Production Performance of Rabbits of Local Population

Moumen Souad*

Veterinary Department, University Batna, Algeria

*Corresponding Author: Moumen Souad, Veterinary Department, University Batna, Algeria.

Received: November 10, 2021 Published: December 16, 2021


The objective of the study is to evaluate the reproductive performance of the does of the local rabbit population. Twenty rabbit does followed for six parities. Females have been breeding at the age of four and a half months in natural mating (rhythm semi-intensive). The estimate of dairy females between 0-21 days focused on 124 litters. These have served to analyze the growth of young rabbits under the mother from birth to weaning (28 days). Rabbits of this population are receptive and fertile (59.6 and 79.1%). They are characterized by modest prolificacy at birth and at weaning 6.9 and 4.8. The amount of milk produced in 21 days is low (2003.4g), this low production and low average birth weight (55.7g) are behind the low average weaning weight (396.5g). The weights of the rabbits and litter, as well as the quantities of milk produced per week and in 21 days increase with parity. Suckled litter size very significantly influenced milk production and the growth of rabbits during the period birth-weaning. The kindling season affected only partially the reproductive performance and growth of young rabbits. Stillbirth and birth-weaning mortality is very high (17.5 and 19.4

Keywords: Local Rabbit Population; Reproductive Performance; Milk Yield; Litter Size


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    Citation: Moumen Souad. “Influence of Breeding Rate on Reproductive and Production Performance of Rabbits of Local Population". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.1 (2022): 76-79.


    Copyright: © 2022 Moumen Souad. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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