Phenotypic Connection of the Main Body Parts of Rabbits and Layers

Kuzelov, Aco and Savinok, Oksana and Atanasova, Elena (2011) Phenotypic Connection of the Main Body Parts of Rabbits and Layers. In: Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry.

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Nowadays in some west European countries increase the need of rabbit meat .The production of rabbit’s meat in these countries is based on some practical knowledge and methods of selection and breeding. The success in production of this kind of meat depends from the rabbit’s fat or from the quality of the body during the transport (confectioning meat). That is the reason why in these countries the selection of rabbits is making with a big attention. That is why is important to examine the phenotypic connection of the slaughter’s characteristics during the confirmation of the optimal selective criterion. The mass of the thighs and the mass of the muscle layer of the thighs are very important for the rabbit’s selection. The thigh’s mass has strong phenotypic correlation and full genetic correlation with the mass of the clean body. The purpose of this investigation is to find the range of connection of the thigh’s dissection based on correlative and regressive analysis in the prediction of the thigh’s meat contribution and also from the clean body. Based on the obtained results we can conclude that the mass of the thighs is a reliable indicator as to the yield of the thigh as for the whole body musculature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rabbit’s meat, phenotypic correlation, genotypic correlation
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Aco Kuzelov
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 14:12
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 13:23

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