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Lagomorpha Characteristics

Edited by María-José Argente

Miguel Hernandez University


María Luz Garcia Pardo

Miguel Hernandez University

Kevin Dalton

University of Oviedo

This book offers an approach to the knowledge of lagomorph characteristics with a focus on Oryctolagus and Lepus genera to which domestic rabbits and hare belong. Specifically, this volume provides an overview of the environmental factors that affect rabbit welfare, like housing systems, thermal and humidity conditions as well as a molecular study of the main viral diseases. Moreover, the book includes a review of the commercial rabbit lines and provides a profitability study for meat production with actual data. In the case of hares, they are threatened in some regions and therefore it is necessary to understand their habitat, morphological and reproductive characteristics, as well as the main infectious diseases that affect them.

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Lagomorpha CharacteristicsEdited by María-José Argente

Published: September 22nd 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.82908

ISBN: 978-1-78984-292-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-291-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-090-1

Copyright year: 2021

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1411 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

3 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Health and Future of the Six Hare Species in Europe: A Closer Look at the Iberian Hare

By Margarida D. Duarte, Carina L. Carvalho, Fábio Abade dos Santos, Jéssica Monteiro, Madalena Monteiro, Paulo Melo Carvalho, Paula Mendonça, Patrícia Tavares Santos and Pedro C. Melo


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2. Viral Disease in Lagomorphs: A Molecular Perspective

By Kevin P. Dalton, Ana Podadera, José Manuel Martin Alonso, Inés Calonge Sanz, Ángel Luis Álvarez Rodríguez, Rosa Casais and Francisco Parra


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3. Housing and Rabbit Welfare in Breeding Does

By Arantxa Villagrá García


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4. Effect of the Microclimatic Temperature-Humidity Index (THI) on the Productivity Performance of Rabbit

By Dennis Osarenren Asemota and Arierhire Michael Orheruata


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5. The Genetic Improvement in Meat Rabbits

By María-Luz García and María-José Argente


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6. Profitability in Rabbit Breeding

By Mariam Pascual and Ernesto A. Gómez


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