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dc.contributor.author Eiben, Cs.
dc.contributor.author Kustos, K.
dc.contributor.author Gódor-Surmann, K.
dc.contributor.author Theau-Clément, M.
dc.contributor.author Szendrõ, ZS.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-14T11:57:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-14T11:57:41Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/9787
dc.description.abstract [EN] To study the effect of nursing method on reproduction, 232 primiparous and multiparous lactating Pannon White and NZW rabbit does were distributed proportionately among four experimental groups: FF: free nursing from kindling until weaning; FC: free nursing from day 1 to 7 and controlled nursing from day 8 to 17; CF: controlled nursing from day 1 to 7 and free nursing from day 8 to 17; CC: controlled nursing from day 1 to 17. After the 17th day of lactation, free nursing was used in all groups until weaning at 35 days of age. In controlled nursing the females could visit the nest box between 8 and 9 a.m. every day. Artificial inseminations (AI, n = 482) with 42d intervals were performed on day 10 post partum, within 15 minutes after nursing. The results of three consecutive kindlings were evaluated. In conclusion, it is not recommended to follow controlled nursing between 1-17th days of lactation because productivity traits were relatively poorer than in the other groups. The change from controlled to free nursing before AI did not increase productivity parameters. Conversely, the switch over from free to controlled nursing did increase the number of 21 day-old young per insemination (3.0, 4.2, 3.4 and 3.1 for FF, FC, CF and CC, respectively, P<0.05) suggesting that such a change in nursing two days before AI can be an efficient biostimulation tool for improving productivity. However, young body weight at 21 days of age was considerably impaired, especially by numerically larger litters (432, 401, 414 and 417 g in FF, FC, CF and CC, respectively, P<0.05), which suggests that the duration of controlled nursing must be shortened to avoid a detrimental effect on growth. Therefore, further studies are needed to determine the optimum form of controlled nursing and its long term effect on productivity. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Financial support for the research was obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development (project no. KF-173/4/00).
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher World Rabbit Science. ICTA. UPV es_ES
dc.relation Ministry of Agriculture/KF-173/4/00
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Rabbit es_ES
dc.subject Reproduction es_ES
dc.subject Sexual receptivity es_ES
dc.subject Nursing method es_ES
dc.title Effect of change in nursing method on the performance of rabbit does. es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2011-02-14T11:10:03Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2004.572
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Eiben, C.; Kustos, K.; Gódor-Surmann, K.; Theau-Clément, M.; Szendrõ, Z. (2004). Effect of change in nursing method on the performance of rabbit does. World Rabbit Science. 12(3):173-183. doi:10.4995/wrs.2004.572 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2004.572
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 173
dc.description.upvformatpfin 183
dc.description.volume 12
dc.description.issue 3
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministry of Agriculture, Hungría


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