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Effect of environmental enrichment on productive performance and welfare aspects in fattening rabbits



Effect of environmental enrichment on productive performance and welfare aspects in fattening rabbits



Italian Journal of Animal Science 2(Suppl. 1): 438-440



The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the provision of environmental enrichment (wood stick hanging down from ceiling) on the performance and behaviour of fattening rabbits. The trial was carried out in an intensive rabbit farm in the North West of Italy during a 3-month period (June to August 2001). A total of 96 animals were housed in colony cages in semi-plein air conditions at 55 days of age. In 6 cages, a wood stick hanging down from the cage ceiling was placed.

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