The increasing world population and global recession will surely increase the demand for food, including meat and work. Much hope is placed in the agriculture sector, which is responsible for food supplies and absorbing work in rural areas. Slow reproductive rate of ruminants and threats from avian influenza in poultry can cause to look for other alternatives to the source of animal protein. Rabbit can fit the need. The potential benefits from agriculture rabbit (i) to strengthen food security, (ii) to increase farmers' incomes, (iii) the provision of employment opportunities and (iv) to make high quality, healthy meat (v) development of rural economy. The biological benefits of the rabbit, and small in size, fruitful and growing fast, efficient utilization of the feed and premixed diet, and adapt well to different environments, are known.
This suggests that rabbits are animals over the potential for both micro (home) in large operations (industry). In Asia, there are two types of elevation, for (i) family meat consumption and a small cash income for poor people living in rural areas and for (ii) industry, meat, skins or laboratory supplies. China, Malaysia and some parts of India can be adjusted to the second category. China is probably the largest country in making rabbit in Asia or even the world. The current situation shows that the purpose of rabbit farming in several Asian countries, albeit on a micro scale, has passed for commercial purposes such as happened in Indonesia and Vietnam. Moving forward to the industrialized production of rabbit, small, medium and / or large scales, can help with small, but may be significant to help the above problems in the world.
SAFE handling procedures
A rabbit appears:
The safest initial approach with rabbits is to start by ironing the top of the head. Do not offer your hand for a rabbit to sniff out the way you want a dog because rabbits can not see directly in front of their noses. You can scare them and they can bite.
Rabbits are animals of the victim, and as such fears when lifted from the ground. Suppose they come to eat! Therefore, we recommend that you learn to interact with your rabbit on its level: the nose three inches from the ground! Sit on the floor to read the morning paper or watch the news at night, lay on the ground to read, buy one of those folding chairs with no legs, so you can sit on the floor in comfort. In this way, you can contact your rabbit, without scaring her or hold him back. This is a great way to get to know her personality and have fun with her.
Spine A Rabbit makes only 6% of its body weight. It is very fragile, so great care must be taken when you handle your new friend. You can see the natural "C" curve in your back? If he corrects his back and kicking violently, he can damage his spine and paralyzed him, so be careful always to keep her back curved. Bunnies will NOT be lifted by the ears or collar. Instead cup her bottom with one hand, arm resting along the length of his body. Push the other hand under its chest and scoop her into your body, resting his feet against you and tucking his head under his chin. When his feet are definitely, you can move your hand from under his chest to his shoulders, with your index finger on one side of the neck and the thumb on the other. This is an excellent way to control him because you can keep her from jumping out without hurting her in any way.
If the rabbit struggles violently that you want to squat down and release the rabbits rather than trying to contain her. Prevent her from jumping from a height, because he could break his back. It's easier to catch a loose rabbit than caring for a crippled one!
• comb your rabbit at least once a week. If he has long hair or if he is shedding, you should comb her every day.
• trim his nails every six weeks ~
• View and / or clean its anal glands every six weeks ~
• Bunnies do not bathe! If your rabbit is a dirty anus, spot clean with Dripping water in the area and soak until you can lift from feces. See your veterinarian to determine the cause.
• If your bunny skips meals, try giving her a little banana or other treatment to see him eat it. If he does not eat for at least 24 hours, take her to the vet!
• sneezing, weepy eyes or nose, and lethargic behavior are signs of poor health. Talk to your vet!
• If his poops begin to decrease in size or lose their form, contact your veterinarian. The diarrhea should consider an emergency.
Rabbits should be inspected daily for signs of ill health. All the sick rabbits and those exposed to the disease should be separated and kept in quarantine. Should immediately remove the dead rabbits and disposed of hygienically. The preventive measure is to reduce the spread of infection rabbitry in cases of infectious diseases. Prevention of an outbreak of disease that is better than cure, and even more because most of the pain does not have a clear and effective treatment. Pain control is one of the biggest obstacles to new rabbit breeders. It is important that you seek more information on rabbit care, you can find