Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Effect of Litter Size at Birth on Litter Traits and Growth of Broiler Rabbit in Sub Temperate Climate of India

S K Das*

ICAR - ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya, India

*Corresponding Author: S K Das, ICAR - ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya, India.

Received: January 13, 2021; Published: January 31, 2022

Abstract

Several workers indicated the influence of litter size at birth on different litter traits in India and abroad. In this region of India, no study was done on this aspect. So, an effort was made to find the effect of litter size at birth on different litter traits and growth of broiler rabbit. Data on litter traits i.e., litter size at birth, litter weight at birth, litter size at weaning and litter weight at weaning of 227 numbers of kits recorded from ten numbers each of New Zealand White, Soviet Chinchilla, Meghalaya Local and Cross Bred rabbits were analyzed. Data analysis revealed that litter size at birth had highly significant (P < 0.01) effect on all the traits except post weaning growth. Litter size at birth had highly significant (P < 0.01) effect on litter weight at birth and individual litter weight at birth. The average litter weight at birth and individual litter weight at birth was recorded to be 310.93 ± 3.01 g and 53.38 ± 0.51 g. Litter size at birth had highly significant (P < 0.01) effect on litter size at weaning and litter weight at weaning. The average litter size at weaning, litter weight at weaning and individual litter weight at weaning were recorded to be 4.41 ± 0.07, 1926 ± 28 g and 442.92 ± 3.59 g respectively.

Keywords: Growth; India; Litter Size at Birth; Litter Traits; Rabbit

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Citation

Citation: S K Das. “Effect of Litter Size at Birth on Litter Traits and Growth of Broiler Rabbit in Sub Temperate Climate of India". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.2 (2022): 61-64.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 S K Das. 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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