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Volume 61, issue 4
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 463-467, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-61-463-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 463-467, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-61-463-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original study 06 Dec 2018

Original study | 06 Dec 2018

A new parameter describing fertility in rabbits at the farm level: the kit index

Steffen Hoy
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The rabbit kit index (KI) combines the kindling rate (KR) and the average litter size (LS) per group of rabbit does per year or per farm and represents the number of total or live-born kits per 100 inseminated does. The KR is the percentage of does kindling from the total number of inseminated does. The KI characterizes the complex fertility situation on a given rabbit farm. The KI can be used to demonstrate and solve problems with artificial insemination and general insemination management.
The rabbit kit index (KI) combines the kindling rate (KR) and the average litter size (LS) per...
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