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Special features of Rabbit

Rabbits are midway between ruminants and monogastric animals. They are called pseudo ruminant. They can convert cellulose into meat and can easily survive on kitchen scrap. They are coprophagous in nature they reinvest their faeces in the early hours of … Continue reading

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The advantages of Rabbit farming

i) Rabbits are highly prolific in nature ii) Consume a large amount of forages from diverse origins and so can be reared on small amounts of costly concentrates. iii) They can be reared in the kitchen garden/backyard of farmer’s house … Continue reading

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Different types of feeds suitable for feeding rabbits

S.No Category of feed Feed staffs 1 2. II RoughagesDry Bulky feeds Fresh Bulky feeds i) Grasses ii) Green cereal plants iii) Legumes iv) Roots v) Green vegetables vi) Other plants Concentrates i) Energy supplements ii) Protein supplements Hay made … Continue reading

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Feed requirements of rabbits (gms/day)

S.No. Particulars Concentrates Hay Greens+Veg/ Fruit garden waste 1 Breeding stock (on an average) 280 80 adlib 2 Weaners (7-12 weeks) 60 30 adlib 3 Growers (13-24 weeks) 90 30-40 adlib 4 Adult rabbits (above 24 weeks) 140 50-60 adlib

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Common diseases of rabbits and their prevention and control

S.No. Name of the disease Important Symptoms Prevention and control measures 1. Coccidiosis Diarrhea, loss of appetite and dehydration. May cause death in 24-36 hours. (i) Coccidiostats like Sulphaquinoxaline + Sulphamerazine @ 0.02 to 0.10% in drinking water(ii) Strict Hygienic … Continue reading

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Financial assistance available from banks / NABARD for Rabbit farming

NABARD is an apex institution for all matters relating to policy, planning, and operations in the field of agriculture credit. It serves as refinance agency for the ground level institutions / banks providing investment and production credit for various activities … Continue reading

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Disease Prevention/Control

1. Clean sanitary conditions of rabbit cages, sheds and equipment, balanced feed and fresh clean water are essential to prevent chances of infection. 2. The rabbits should be prevented from coming in contact with the feaces. 3. Over crowding should … Continue reading

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Care of young ones

1. The nest box should be removed after 5 weeks of kindling. 2. Kits should be examined and dead ones should be removed daily. 3. If the bedding becomes wet it should be replaced by a fresh and clean one. … Continue reading

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Watering

1. Water should be available round the clock particularly to a lactating doe. 2. Always give fresh and clean drinking water. 3. Always keep water pots clean and remove sediments daily. Water pots should be cleaned thoroughly every week. 4. … Continue reading

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Feeding

19. Production performance depends upon the quality of feed offered. For high production levels balanced pellet feed in combination with hay should be given. 20. Fresh green plants like bean, Alfalfa, berseem, grass, tender banana, cane and bamboo leaves, cutup … Continue reading

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