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1994 - 550 p.

Investigations on adaptation to high temperatures by Angora rabbits

Schlolaut W.

Higher ambient temperatures complicate regulation of body temperature in Angora rabbits more than in normal-haired rabbits. The resulting lower feed intake is followed by slower weight gain of growing animals and reduction of wool yield. Furthermore, the heat stress will impair semen quality and the embryos' surviving chances. The experiments reported showed that shortening of shearing intervals resulted in increased wool yield and gain of weight, in improved feed conversion rate and parameters of reproduction. The results are discussed. Investigations of the influence of shearing of normal-haired rabbits in summertime with regard to improving the parameters of reproduction are suggested.



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Schlolaut W. Investigations on adaptation to high temperatures by Angora rabbits. In : Baselga M. (ed.), Marai I.F.M. (ed.). Rabbit production in hot climates. Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 1994. p. 453-460. (Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes; n. 8). 1. International Conference of rabbit production in hot climates, 1994/09/06-08, Cairo (Egypt). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/c08/95605324.pdf