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Short communication: Effect of substituting hydroponic green barley forage for a commercial feed on performance of growing rabbits

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Short communication: Effect of substituting hydroponic green barley forage for a commercial feed on performance of growing rabbits

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dc.contributor.author Morales, M.A.
dc.contributor.author Fuente, B.
dc.contributor.author Juárez, M.
dc.contributor.author Ávila, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-03T07:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-03T07:54:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/6085
dc.description.abstract [EN] The effect of replacing a commercial feed with hydroponic green barley forage (HGBF) was studied on productive performance and carcass yield of growing New Zealand rabbits. Four mixed diets based on a pelleted commercial feed (15.7% crude protein and 12.3% crude fi ber) were made by substituting wet HGBF (containing 16.1% dry matter, 2.18% crude protein and 2.36% crude fi ber) for the commercial feed (0, 10, 20 and 30%). Sixty-four rabbits, 35 d of age and with an average body weight of 917±9.7 (standard error) g were assigned to the 4 treatments and caged in groups of 4 rabbits (2 females and 2 males/cage). HGBF was grown for 15 d, and administered immediately after harvesting, including the radicular pad (roots and seed) and leaves. Feed intake and growth rate from 35 to 70 d of age were recorded. The rabbits were then slaughtered and the dressing-out percentage computed. Both dry matter feed intake and growth rate decreased linearly by 0.75±0.091 g/d (P<0.001) and 0.20±0.040 g/d (P<0.001) per unit of HGBF increase. Rabbits consumed daily all the HGBF offered 0, 2.3, 4.6 and 7.0 g DM for 0, 10, 20 and 30% substitution level, respectively. Feed conversion (average 3.26±0.026) and carcass yield percentage (average 58.1±0.32 %) were not affected by treatments. It was therefore concluded that replacing pelleted commercial feed by wet HGBF impaired growth performances. en_EN
dc.language Inglés en_EN
dc.publisher World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV en_EN
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Growing rabbits en_EN
dc.subject Performance en_EN
dc.subject Hydroponic green barley forage en_EN
dc.title Short communication: Effect of substituting hydroponic green barley forage for a commercial feed on performance of growing rabbits en_EN
dc.type Artículo en_EN
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2009.668
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Morales, M.; Fuente, B.; Juárez, M.; Ávila, E. (2009). Short communication: Effect of substituting hydroponic green barley forage for a commercial feed on performance of growing rabbits. World Rabbit Science. 17(1):35-38. doi:10.4995/wrs.2009.668 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2009.668 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 35
dc.description.upvformatpfin 38
dc.description.volume 17
dc.description.issue 1
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES


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