- -

Impact of inmediate postnatal sucking on mortality and growth of sucklings in field condition.

RiuNet: Institutional repository of the Polithecnic University of Valencia

Share/Send to

Cited by

Statistics

Impact of inmediate postnatal sucking on mortality and growth of sucklings in field condition.

Show simple item record

Files in this item

dc.contributor.author Farougou, S.
dc.contributor.author Kpodekon, M.
dc.contributor.author Koutinhouin, B.
dc.contributor.author Brahi, O.D.H
dc.contributor.author Djago, Y
dc.contributor.author Lebas, F.
dc.contributor.author Coudert, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T12:55:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T12:55:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-09
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/9618
dc.description.abstract [EN] Viability and growth of 191 kits born alive from 33 does from a local population was studied in tropical conditions (Benin) in relation to achieving the initial sucking. After observing the state of the kit's belly at the first control, each kit was weighed and classified as suckled (S) or non suckled (NS), and returned to it's mother's nest box. On average 34% of kits were considered to be in the NS group. The proportion ranged from 15% in very small litters (2-3 born alive) to 42% in the largest litters observed (8-9 born alive). Apparent live weight of NS kits was significantly lower than that of S kits: 40.4 vs. 53.6 g. The weight difference was not related to litter size. Birth to weaning mortality (0-35 d.) was significantly higher for NS kits than for S kits: 36.9% vs. 13.5%. But of those kits which died during the lactation period, the proportion of deaths during the first week of life was almost identical for NS and S kits: 66.7% and 64.7%. Birth weight of non suckled kits which died before weaning was significantly smaller than that of non suckled kits alive at weaning time: 37.6 vs. 42.0 ± 7.9 g without any significant interaction with litter size. However, for suckled kits, the corresponding difference was smaller and non significant: 51.4 vs 53.9 ± 8.0g again without interaction with litter size. The average 0-35 days growth rate was not affected by the initial sucking (NS 12.23 and S 12.21 g/d). Nevertheless an interaction with litter size was observed (P=0.091): in small litters (2-5 kits born alive) NS kits had a lower growth rate than those of the S group (12.8 vs. 14.2 g/day), while in larger litters (6-9 kits) the reverse was observed (12.1 vs. 11.1 g/day). Careful observation of newborn kits would allow stockbreeder to reduce mortality among young rabbits in a critical situation.
dc.language Inglés
dc.publisher World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV en_EN
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Rabbit
dc.subject Sucking
dc.subject Mortality
dc.subject Growth
dc.title Impact of inmediate postnatal sucking on mortality and growth of sucklings in field condition.
dc.type Artículo en_EN
dc.date.updated 2011-02-09T10:44:29Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2006.557
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Farougou, S.; Kpodekon, M.; Koutinhouin, B.; Brahi, O.; Djago, Y.; Lebas, F.; Coudert, P. (2011). Impact of inmediate postnatal sucking on mortality and growth of sucklings in field condition. World Rabbit Science. 14(3):167-173. doi:10.4995/wrs.2006.557 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2006.557 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 167
dc.description.upvformatpfin 173
dc.description.volume 14
dc.description.issue 3
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record