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The National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) is an autonomous Public Research Organisation (OPI) of the State Secretariat of Research, Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. It's the only public research organisation of the National State Administration exclusively dedicated to agrifood and forestry research. INIA's mission, in coordination with the equivalent institutions of the Autonomous Regions is to contribute to continuous and sustainable progress through development [...]

Journal Article

Journal Article

Effect of selection for environmental variability in litter size on welfare in rabbit does  [2011]

Argente, M.J., Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Orihuela (España). Dept. de Tecnología Agroalimentaria; García, M.L., Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Orihuela (España). Dept. de Tecnología Agroalimentaria; Muelas, R., Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Orihuela (España). Dept. de Tecnología Agroalimentaria; Birlanga, V., Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Orihuela (España). Dept. de Tecnología Agroalimentaria; et al.

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C-reactive protein (CRP) may be a useful marker of health and animal welfare. The aim of this study is to measure plasmatic levels of CRP in two lines of rabbits divergently selected for environmental variability in litter size. Females of the high line (H) for environmental variability in litter size showed higher concentration of CRP at beginning of their reproductive life (D = 7.62 microg/ml, P (D> 0) = 100% at the first mating, and D = 4.84 microg/ml, P (D> 0) = 97% at the second mating) than females of the low line (L). It seems that the line H is more sensitive to diseases, and its greater variability in litter size could be a consequence of its major sensibility to illness. In conclusion, these results suggest that selection to reduce environmental variability in litter size may have a positive effect on health and animal welfare.
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Congresos y Jornadas. Serie Producción Animal - Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario (España)

Bibliographic information

Language:
Spanish
Type:
Conference
In AGRIS since:
2011
Start Page:
542
End Page:
544
Publisher:
AIDA
ISBN:
978-84-615-0062-8
All titles:
"Effect of selection for environmental variability in litter size on welfare in rabbit does"@eng
"Efecto de la selección por variabilidad ambiental del tamaño de camada sobre el bienestar de la coneja"@esp
Other:
"Sumario (En)"
"1 tabla, 4 ref."
"[14th Conference on animal production, 17th and 18th May, 2011, Zaragoza [Spain]], Sanz Pascua, A.Casasús Pueyo, I.Joy Torrens, M.Álvarez Rodríguez, J.Calvo Costa, J.H.Panea Doblao, B.Muñoz Álvaro, P.Balcells Teres, J..- Zaragoza (España): AIDA, 2011. Jornadas sobre Producción Animal, 14., Zaragoza (España), 17-18 May 2011.- 978-84-615-0062-8.- p. 542-544"
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Bibliographic information

Language:
Spanish
Type:
Conference
In AGRIS since:
2011
Start Page:
542
End Page:
544
Publisher:
AIDA
ISBN:
978-84-615-0062-8
All titles:
"Effect of selection for environmental variability in litter size on welfare in rabbit does"@eng
"Efecto de la selección por variabilidad ambiental del tamaño de camada sobre el bienestar de la coneja"@esp
Other:
"Sumario (En)"
"1 tabla, 4 ref."
"[14th Conference on animal production, 17th and 18th May, 2011, Zaragoza [Spain]], Sanz Pascua, A.Casasús Pueyo, I.Joy Torrens, M.Álvarez Rodríguez, J.Calvo Costa, J.H.Panea Doblao, B.Muñoz Álvaro, P.Balcells Teres, J..- Zaragoza (España): AIDA, 2011. Jornadas sobre Producción Animal, 14., Zaragoza (España), 17-18 May 2011.- 978-84-615-0062-8.- p. 542-544"