Analysis of Three Methods of Weaning on Selected Parameters of Broiler Rabbits

Martin Fik, Cyril Hrnčár, Henrieta Arpášová

Abstract


The goal was to compare three different ways of weaning on growth and mortality of rabbits. Three groups were formed. In Group 1 were pups from their mothers weaned on day 42. They were removed from the cage of a mother and transferred to new cages. In group 2 it was the 35th day of the entire litter and the mother transferred to a new cage. On day 42, the mother removed. In group 3 was the mother of the litter collected on day 42 and the pups remain in the original cage. It was not used any medication. We watched individual weight at 42. 49. 56. and 63. day life rabbits. We also observed mortality and health. In Group 1, we recorded the lowest level of growth 42 day - 956.05 g; day 49 - 1172.83 g; day 56 - 1315.45 g; 63. day - 1505.21 g. In group 2, we recorded growth levels 42nd day - 959.02 g; 49 day -1212.23 g; day 56 - 1327.98 g; 63. day - 1520.39 g. In group 3, we recorded growth levels 42nd day - 958.02 g; 49 day -1212.62 g; day 56 - 1336.35 g; 63. day - 1525.86 g. In group 1 mortality rate reached 28.21%. In Group 2, the mortality reached 11.11%. In Group 3 the mortality reached 6.38%. The cause of death was alimentary disorders.


Keywords


rabbit, weaning, growth rabbits

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