GENOTYPE OF SIRE AND DAM, PARITY AND SEX EFFECTS ON GROWTH TRAITS OF RABBITS
Volume No: 10|
Number No: 14|
Akanno, E.C. and Ibe, S.N. (2005). Estimation of genetic parameters for growth traits of domestic rabbits in the humid tropics. Livestock Research for Rural Development. (LRRD) 17 (7): http://www.utafoundation.org/irrd/1707/akan17806.htm
Chen, C.P., Rao, D.R., Sunki, G.R. and Johnson, W.M. (1978). Effects of weaning and slaughter ages upon rabbit meat production. 1: Body weight, feed efficiency and mortality. Journal of Animal Science. 46:573-577.
Henderson, C.R. (1963). Selection index and expected genetic advance. Statistical genetics andplant breeding. Nat. Acad. of Sci. National Resources Council Pub. Washington. Pages 982
Ibe, S.N. (1995). Repeatability of growth traits in Nigerian local chickens using early records. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production. 22(1):5-9.
Kabir, M., Akpa, G.N., Nwagu, B.I., Adeyinka, I.A., Shehu, D.M., Galadima, M.A. and Yahaya, H.K.(2014). General combining ability (GCA), specific combining ability (SCA) and reciprocal effects on average daily gain in body weights at various ages of rabbit in northern guinea savannah zone of Nigeria, IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS), 7(4):1 Pp 48–51.
Kabir M., Akpa G.N., Nwagu B.I. and Adeyinka I.A. (2012). Estimating Additive and Dominance Variance for Litter Traits in Purebred California White Kits Using Different Models. Nigerian Veterinary Journal, Vol 33(2): 448–454.
Lang, J. (1981). The nutrition of the commercial rabbit. Part 2: Feeding and general aspects of nutrition. Nutrition Abstract and Review, Series B. 51(5):287-297.
Lebas, F. (1969). Milk feeding and weight gains of the rabbit before weaning. Animal Zoo-Technology, 18(2):197-208.
Lukefahr, S.D., Odi, H.B. and Atakora, J.K.A. (1996). Mass selection for 70-day body weight in rabbits. Journal of Animal Science, 74:1481-1489.
McNitt, J.I. and Lukefahr, S.D. (1993). Breed and environmental effects on Postweaning growth of rabbits. Journal of Animal Science, 71:1996-2005.
McNitt, J.I. and Moody, G. L. Jr. (1990). Effects of month, breed and parity on doe productivity in Southern Louisiana. Journal of Animal Science, 13:169-172.
Obasi, V.N. and Ibe, S.N. (2008). Influence of additive and non-additive gene effects on body measurements in the domestic rabbit. Nigerian Journal for Animal Production, 35(1):1-8
Oke, U.K., Herbert, U., Nwichi, C., Onyiro, O.M. and Okocha, C.N. (2010). Effect of breed of sire on growth performance of crossbred rabbits in a humid tropical environment. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). 15-17.
SAS. (2002). Statistical Analysis System, Computer Software, Version 9: Statistics SAS Institute Inc. Cary, NC 27513, NC 27513, USA.
Zalla, I.L., Hassan, W.A., Maigandi, S.A. and Daneji, A.I. (2007). Breed effect on litter traits in rabbits in Semi-Arid zone of Nigeria: Preliminary result. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP), Calabar, 134-137