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Rabbit - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Rabbit - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Habitat and range Outdoor entrance to a rabbit burrow Rabbit habitats include meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands.[1] Rabbits live in groups, and the best known species, the European rabbit, lives in underground burrows, or rabbit holes. More than half the world's rabbit population resides in North America.[1] They are also native to southwestern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sumatra, some islands of Japan, and in parts of Africa and South America. The European rabbit has been introduced to many places around the world.[2] Biology A skin-skeletal preparation showing its incisors Evolution Because the rabbit's epiglottis is engaged over the soft palate except when swallowing, the rabbit is an obligate nasal breather. Morphology Video of a European rabbit, showing ears twitching and a jump Ecology Rabbits are hindgut digesters. Rabbits are prey animals and are therefore constantly aware of their surroundings. Sleep Rabbits are crepuscular, most active at dawn and dusk. Lifespan Related:  Autres informationsFamily

Meat Rabbit Breeders List: Rudolph's Rabbit Ranch This list is a result of receiving numerous requests for meat rabbit breeder information. Everyone here has indicated that they are interested in selling breeding stock to the backyard breeder. Any non-meat breeds of a specific meat breeder are written with a smaller font. Worldwide listings are encouraged. This list is a free service and there are no guarantees for any given breeder. If you are a meat rabbit breeder and wish to be included, please e-mail me as much of the following as you wish: your and your rabbitry's name (if applicable), address (at least city & state), phone number (optional), e-mail address, URL (if applicable, reciprocal link to Rudolph's Rabbit Ranch greatly appreciated), list of breeds (may include non-meat breeds, too), and whether you ship. Looking for breeding stock? Though not really the purpose of this list, pet owners who feed the BARF/raw-feeding diet have found this list helpful in locating food for their animals.

Fédération Française de Cuniculiculture Leporidae The term "leporid" may be used as a noun, meaning "a member of the family Leporidae" or as an adjective meaning "like members of the Leporidae". The common name "rabbit" usually applies to all genera in the family except Lepus, while members of Lepus (almost half the species) usually are called hares. Like most common names however, the distinction does not match current taxonomy completely; jackrabbits are members of Lepus, and members of the genera Pronolagus and Caprolagus sometimes are called hares. Various countries across all continents except Antarctica and Australia have indigenous species of Leporidae. Characteristics[edit] Leporids are small to moderately sized mammals, adapted for rapid movement. Leporids range in size from the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), with a head and body length of 25–29 cm, and a weight of around 300 grams, to the European hare (Lepus europaeus), which is 50–76 cm in head-body length, and weighs from 2.5 to 5 kilograms. Evolution[edit] Cecotrope

Rabbits: Merck Veterinary Manual In Edinburgh April 23rd 2014 Randi I am spending four weeks on an exchange with the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School in Edinburgh, Scotland. Communication April 22nd 2014 Shannon A very important aspect of veterinary medicine is communicating with clients. “Remember That Failure Is an Event, Not a Person” — Zig Ziglar April 21st 2014 Brittany As we first started veterinary school, we were gently reminded that most of us (especially the younger ones) likely have not had many failures in our lives.

CUNICULTURE MAGAZINE Volume 30 (année 2003), pages 3 - 7 Le point sur les travaux de recherche concernant l'entéropathie épizoo E/ Résultats de l'enquête épidémiologique conduite par l'AFSSA Une enquête épidémiologique analytique rétrospective a été réalisée entre décembre 2000 et mai 2002. Elle a porté sur 96 élevages en claustration conduits en bandes. Les élevages ont été classés en deux catégories vis à vis de l'EEL d'après le résultats obtenus au cours de 5 bandes consécutives précédant le passage de l'enquêteur. Dans les élevages " cas " les animaux issus des 5 dernières bandes ont présenté le tableau lésionnel typique de l'EEL et la mortalité moyenne en engraissement était supérieure à 12%. A l'inverse, dans les élevages " témoin " aucun épisode aigu d'EEL n'a été observé au cours des 5 dernières bandes et la mortalité en engraissement était inférieure à 10%. Compte tenu du mode de classification, 37 élevages ont été placés dans la catégorie " cas " et 28 dans la catégorie " témoin ".

Otter Etymology[edit] The word otter derives from the Old English word otor or oter. This, and cognate words in other Indo-European languages, ultimately stem from the Proto-Indo-European language root *wódr̥, which also gave rise to the English word "water".[1][2] Terminology[edit] An otter's den is called a holt or couch. The feces of otters are typically identified by their distinct aroma, the smell of which has been described as ranging from freshly mown hay to putrefied fish;[4] these are known as spraint.[5] Life cycle[edit] The gestation period in otters is about 60 to 86 days. Characteristics[edit] Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs with webbed paws. Several otter species live in cold waters and have high metabolic rates to help keep them warm. For most otters, fish is the staple of their diet. Otters are active hunters, chasing prey in the water or searching the beds of rivers, lakes or the seas. Species[edit] Genus Lutra Genus Hydrictis Genus Lutrogale Genus Lontra

Californian Rabbit Specialty Club CUNICULTURE MAGAZINE Volume 31 (année 2004) page 48 Le Cycostat 66G autorisé jusqu'en 2014 pour les lapins en engraissement La robénidine ou plus exactement le Chlorhydrate de Robénidine, commercialisé par la firme Alpharma sous le nom de Cycostat 66G (antérieurement connu sous le nom de Robenz) est un additif alimentaire utilisé pour prévenir le développement intempestif de différentes formes de coccidiose chez le lapin, le poulet et la dinde. Chez le lapin il peut être employé à la dose de 50 à 66 mg de produit actif par kg d'aliment fini. Il s'agit d'un anticoccidien à utiliser de manière préventive et non pour tenter de guérir des lapins qui seraient déjà atteint d'une coccidiose intestinale manifeste. La robénidine est un produit de synthèse non antibiotique - chlorhydrate de 1,3 bis [(p-chlorobenzilidène) amino] guanidine - qui limite l'excrétion des oocystes des coccidies et protège donc les lapins des recontaminations. Dans le Cycostat 66 G, la robénidine est dosée à 66 g/kg, ce qui permet d'utiliser le produit commercial à raison de 1 kg/tonne d'aliment.

Mustelidae Variety[edit] Mustelids vary greatly in size and behaviour. The least weasel is not much larger than a mouse, while the giant otter can measure up to 2.4 m (7.9 ft)[citation needed] in length and sea otters can exceed 45 kg (99 lb) in weight. The wolverine can crush bones as thick as the femur of a moose to get at the marrow, and has been seen attempting to drive bears away from their kills. The sea otter uses rocks to break open shellfish to eat. As well as being one of the most species-rich families in the order Carnivora, the family Mustelidae is one of the oldest. Characteristics[edit] Within a large range of variation, the mustelids exhibit some common characteristics. With the exception of the sea otter,[2] they have anal scent glands that produce a strong-smelling secretion the animals use for sexual signaling and for marking territory. Most mustelid reproduction involves embryonic diapause. Ecology[edit] Human uses[edit] Today, some mustelids are threatened for other reasons.

American Federation Of New Zealand Rabbit Breeders OATAO - 2008 - Etude de la protection virologique induite par la vaccination contre la myxomatose chez le lapin européen. Bonlieu, Simon. Etude de la protection virologique induite par la vaccination contre la myxomatose chez le lapin européen. Thèse d'exercice, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse - ENVT, 2008, 118 p. La myxomatose, maladie majeure du lapin européen (Oryctolagus cuniculus), sévit de façon enzootique sur plusieurs continents. Repository Staff Only: item control page

Mudskipper Adaptations Compared with fully aquatic gobies, these fish present a range of peculiar behavioural and physiological adaptations to an amphibious lifestyle. These include: Anatomical and behavioural adaptations that allow them to move effectively on land as well as in the water.[3] As their name implies, these fish use their fins to move around in a series of skips. Even when their burrow is submerged, mudskippers maintain an air pocket inside it, which allows them to breathe in conditions of very low oxygen concentration.[11][12][13] Species Periophthalmus cantonensis venturing on land Periophthalmodon septemradiatus territorial defense call and jumping ability The genus Periophthalmus is by far the most diverse and widespread genus of mudskipper. See also Muddy the Mudskipper References ^ Jump up to: a b c d Murdy EO (1989). External links

American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc. OATAO - 2005 - Epidémiosurveillance du lièvre européen dans la région Midi-Pyrénées de 2001 à 2003. Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire Besson, Vanessa. Epidémiosurveillance du lièvre européen dans la région Midi-Pyrénées de 2001 à 2003. Thèse d'exercice, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse - ENVT, 2005, 80 p. Après avoir rappelé les principaux éléments de biologie du Lièvre européen (Lepus europaeus, Pallas, 1778), l'auteur présente, dans une première partie, les grandes maladies et causes de mortalité affectant cette espèce à l'état sauvage. Dans une deuxième partie, l'auteur se concentre sur l'épidémiosurveillance du Lièvre européen, à partir de données du réseau SAGIR, réseau national français, dans la région Midi-Pyrénées, de 2001 à 2003, et en dresse un bilan en soulignant ses points forts et ses faiblesses. Pour finir, il propose quelques mesures visant à améliorer le système d'épidémiosurveillance, aussi bien sur le plan régional que national. Repository Staff Only: item control page