International Journal of Animal Biology
Articles Information
International Journal of Animal Biology, Vol.1, No.5, Oct. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 21, 2015
Effect of Line and Season on Productive Performance of Rabbits
Pages: 182-186 Views: 2131 Downloads: 1273
Authors
[01] Karim El-Sabrout, Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.
[02] Mostafa Kamel Shebl, Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.
Abstract
Study the effect of line, season and their interaction is very important in rabbits breeding. The productive performance of Alexandria and V lines was studied in tropical climate of Egypt. All rabbits used were normal and healthy. Data from 240litters were studied during autumn and spring seasons. The significant differences between the two lines can be summarized in litter weight at weaning and slaughter age which was significantly higher in Alexandria than in V-line. Also, the mortality rate was significantly higher in V-line than in Alexandria. Raising rabbits during spring season (March-May) is better than autumn (September-November) in terms of both productive and reproductive efficiency. The results of productive traits at weaning age in the present study indicated an excellent caring of Alexandria and V lines rabbits.
Keywords
Rabbits, Line, Season, Interaction, Productive Performance
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