COMMERCIAL RABBIT REARING

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The course consists of five detailed modules packed with valuable information concerning rabbit domestication as a commercial venture; at the end of each module is a self-assessment exercise for the learner to complete.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO RABBIT REARING
a) Introduction to Farming snails b) The snail biology • Advantages of snail farming • Disadvantages of snail farming c) Snail species for farming d) Edible snails for farming • Achatina achatina • Achatina Fulica • Archachatina marginata e) Religious and cultural restrictions on handling and eating snails f) Climatic and environmental and limitations for raising snail

  • Introduction
  • QUIZ

RABIT HOUSING DESIGNS
a) Rabbit housing b) Housing requirement c) Type of housing • Outdoor housing • Indoor housing d) Construction of cages and hutches e) Types of wire and building materials f) The Quonset cage g) Proper sanitary management h) Conditions for proper sanitary management

BREEDING AND FEEDING IN RABBITS
a) Feeding in rabbits b) Feed requirement c) Breeding in rabbits d) Selecting a breed e) Reproduction • Mating • Pregnancy • Various methods to detect pregnancy • Kindling • Weaning • Identification of sex f) Stage-wise description of reproductive stages in rabbit

DISEASES AND THEIR CONTROL IN RABBITS
a) Disease and pest in rabbit rearing • Swellings • Holly, mistletoe and ivy poisoning • Loss of balance or head tilt • Loss of appetite • Myxomatosis • Rabbit viral hemorrhagic disease • Paralysis of one or more limbs • Breathing difficulties in rabbits • Flystrike b) Disease prevention / control • Care of young ones • Sudden changes in feeds

MARKETING DYMANICS IN RABBITS
a) Market aspects b) Sources of market income c) Market profitability table

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