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Effect of Maternal Nutrition on Kits During Pre and Post Partum Period

M. Hasanuzzaman , A. Reza , F. Kabir , M.J. Uddin and M.A.K. Azad

A total of 15 young rabbits (kits) of 35 days old were randomly allocated to same concentrate mixture (T2) in a completely randomized design. All the rabbits were offered ad-libitum green grass with same concentrate mixture. All the animals were kept in the same management. The feed intake, live weight changes and feed conversion efficiency was recorded. DM intake in three different groups (A, B, C) were 350.53?46.57, 403.62 ± 41.89 and 389.30 ± 53.71 (g/wk) which were not significant. The average daily gains in group A, B and C were 11.25 ± 8.71, 15.20 ± 8.33 and 14.43 ± 9.84 respectively and the differences among groups were not significant. The differences in growth velocity among different groups were not significant. Feed conversion efficiency were 4.45, 3.79 and 3.85 for group A, B and C respectively and the values were found non-significantly different. The result indicated that feeding of mother in terms of energy did not have any significant effect on DM intake, live weight changes, growth velocity and feed conversion efficiency upon their kits.

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M. Hasanuzzaman , A. Reza , F. Kabir , M.J. Uddin and M.A.K. Azad , 2002. Effect of Maternal Nutrition on Kits During Pre and Post Partum Period . Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 737-739.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2002.737.739


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