An objective protocol of rabbit health and welfare assessment has been developed using animal-based and resource and management-based measurements. Time points selected to apply the protocol are the end of the lactation period for the reproducing sector and one week before slaughtering for the fattening sector. Currently, the protocol is under test on 12 commercial farms in Italy. Results from the reproducing sector obtained in one productive cycle showed that environmental parameters are within the adequate range for rabbit comfort. The 75% of the examined does had an adequate body condition score whereas the extreme values (cachexia or obesity) represented only a 4%. The main health problem observed in does and kits were diarrhea (average prevalence 9.3% of does and 2.5% of litters).

Medidas para evaluar la salud y el bienestar de los conejos: resultados descriptivos de un ciclo productivo en granjas comerciales

Zomeño C.;Trocino A.;Birolo M.;Xiccato G.;
2019

Abstract

An objective protocol of rabbit health and welfare assessment has been developed using animal-based and resource and management-based measurements. Time points selected to apply the protocol are the end of the lactation period for the reproducing sector and one week before slaughtering for the fattening sector. Currently, the protocol is under test on 12 commercial farms in Italy. Results from the reproducing sector obtained in one productive cycle showed that environmental parameters are within the adequate range for rabbit comfort. The 75% of the examined does had an adequate body condition score whereas the extreme values (cachexia or obesity) represented only a 4%. The main health problem observed in does and kits were diarrhea (average prevalence 9.3% of does and 2.5% of litters).
2019
Proc. 44 Symposium ASESCU
978-84-17884-04-8
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