Special Issue "Challenges and New Strategies on Rabbit Breeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: embryo; oocyte; follicle; female; ovulation; growth factors; nutrition; hormones; animal reproduction; rabbit
Interests: oocyte competence; preimplantation embryo development; ovary; oviduct; reproductive biotechnologies; nutritional strategies; reproductive physiology; rabbit
In the coming decades, the demand for livestock products will increase with the dramatic rise in world population rises in addition to consumers becoming more conscious and demanding high-quality products. Rabbit husbandry, particularly important in the Mediterranean area and in the semi-arid zones of Africa, Asia, or America, represents a valuable alternative source of good animal protein of high quality (low fat and low cholesterol). As rabbits are being chosen, worldwide, as a livestock species due to their reproductive and feeding advantages, modern rabbit breeding will face some important future challenges that must be resolved in the next few years to ensure it remains a competitive and sustainable sector. Different strategies should be used to maintain a balance between rabbit welfare, customer demands, and breeder requirements. An improvement in breeding systems is needed, and may involve avoiding hormones and antibiotics; enhancing the efficiency of reproductive procedures such as artificial insemination systems or freezing of semen and embryos, among others; extending the productive lifespan of does; and adjusting nutritional systems to optimize the physiological status of animals. This Special Issue aimed to publish high-quality manuscripts, including original research studies and reviews, that mainly address any of these topics in increasing rabbit productivity and sustainability.
Dr. Rosa María García-García
Dr. Maria Arias Alvarez
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