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Digestive Disorders at Weaning of Rabbits. Nutritional and management strategies for prevention
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Livestock
Information
Abstract
Weaning is considered a stressful period for rabbits caused by abrupt changes of diet and environment. An immature immune system together with a transient decrease of nutrient digestibility places the animal in adverse conditions where digestive pathologies might take place. In recent years the European ban on antibiotic type growth promoters in animal feeds has even complicated weaning management for farmers because of the widespread and incidence of emerging animal diseases. Since the first outbreaks in 1997 the Epizootic Rabbit Enteropathy (ERE) has become a threat to the industry as it can cause between 20 to 70% of mortality and up to 100% morbidity in European rabbit commercial farms. Although the aetiology of this disease remains unknown, proliferation of Cl. perfringens could be a consequence of ERE and might be associated to the high mortality caused by this disease. Although, several antibiotics have been proven to be efficient against digestive diseases, there is a need to find alternative solutions to control them in order to fulfil current EU legislation. Among them, nutritional management has become a priority, given its importance on digestive diseases. The present work summarizes recent research related to the feed composition, additives and management of young rabbits, aiming to provide useful guidelines for nutritionists towards a preventive nutrition against digestive disease. Data dealing with maternal and environmental effects on ERE incidence and mortality are also discussed
International
Si
Congress
4Th Cuniculture Congress of Americas
960
Place
Córdoba, Argentina
Reviewers
No
ISBN/ISSN
Start Date
24/09/2010
End Date
26/09/2010
From page
1
To page
27
http://www.minagri.gob.ar/SAGPyA/areas/congreso_cunicultura/castellano/Programa%20cientifico.html
Participants
  • Autor: Rosa Maria Carabaño Luengo (UPM)
  • Autor: David Menoyo Luque (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos de Blas Beorlegui (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Garcia Alonso (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Producción Animal
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