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Flushing or doe relocation as biostimulation methods for improvement of sexual behaviour and performance of multiparous rabbit doe after a summer resting period

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Flushing or doe relocation as biostimulation methods for improvement of sexual behaviour and performance of multiparous rabbit doe after a summer resting period

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dc.contributor.author Manal, A. F.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-17T09:51:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-17T20:00:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/8946
dc.description.abstract [EN] A study was conducted to clarify the influence of flushing or doe relocation as biostimulation methods on oestrus response and subsequent performance on thirty NZW multiparous 10-11-month-old rabbit does after a two-month resting period in summer. After weaning of their last litter in June, the does were not re-mated and were fed a 100 g daily ration till September, the end of resting period. Then the does were randomly allocated to three groups (10 does/group): a control group (C) in which does remated without oestrus synchronisation, a relocated group (R) and a flushed group (F). Relocation consisted of moving does to another room in cages similar to their initial cages 48 h before the intended mating. F does returned to ad libitum feeding one week before mating. After mating, all females were fed and housed under the same conditions. The following parameters were measured: oestrogen level at end of rest period and at mating time, oestrus response parameters, fertility rate, nest quality traits, milk production, litter and kit traits at birth and weaning, and doe weight at mating and kindling. Results obtained revealed that, under the condition of this experiment, flushing was superior to relocation as a biostimulation method, since does of F group responded by significantly higher oestrogen level at mating, improved receptivity and fertility rates, higher milk production, and their litters were heavier at birth and weaning. No significant differences were recorded between the different groups for the nest quality traits. On the other hand, doe relocation did not exert any significant effect on oestrus response and subsequent performance of the rabbit does. In conclusion, a short flushing period of one week could be good biostimulation method for oestrus synchronisation and improvement of receptivity in multiparous restricted fed rabbit does after a long rest period. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Flushing es_ES
dc.subject Doe relocation es_ES
dc.subject Oestrus response es_ES
dc.subject Nest behaviour es_ES
dc.subject Performance es_ES
dc.title Flushing or doe relocation as biostimulation methods for improvement of sexual behaviour and performance of multiparous rabbit doe after a summer resting period es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2010.7744 en_EN
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Manal, AF. (2010). Flushing or doe relocation as biostimulation methods for improvement of sexual behaviour and performance of multiparous rabbit doe after a summer resting period. World Rabbit Science. 18(3). doi:10.4995/wrs.2010.7744 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2010.7744
dc.description.volume 18
dc.description.issue 3
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES


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