The importance of White Lupine (Lupinus albus, Amiga) seeds for rabbit meat production

MAKOVICKÝ, Peter and VOLEK, Zdeněk. The importance of White Lupine (Lupinus albus, Amiga) seeds for rabbit meat production. Krmivářství, 2019, vol. 23(2), p. 39-42. ISSN 1212-9992.
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Rabbit farming is a separate zootechnical sector. The crucial issue for convenient rabbit meat production is the good health status of animals. In this respect, digestive disorders of weaned rabbits represent the main problem during the fattening period. In order to avoid these problems, there has been an effort to replace soybean meal with alternative protein source in rabbit diets. Here, wc briefly report a part of the results of an experiment comparing a common fattening diet, based on soybean meal (K-group), with a White lupine seeds {Lupinus albus, Amiga) based diet (E-group) and its effect on rabbit small intestine morphology. A total of 18 Hyplus weaned rabbits (34 days of age) were divided into two experimental treatments (9 each) and were fed one of the two diets. Rabbits of both groups were fed ad libitum. At the end of the experiment (55 days old), rabbits were slaughtered and small intestine samples were taken from the jejunum and ileum. Samples were fixed and were sent for the evaluation to the histopathological laboratory. The results showed that white lupine is a good alternative ingredient for the rabbit diets. We would like recommend to the breeders to consider the use of White lupine seeds for rabbit meat production.