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A: Preface 1: Introduction 2: Rabbit Production Worldwide 3: Rabbit Breeds 4: The Rabbitry and Its Equipment 5: Rabbit Management 6: Economics and Financial Management 7: Principles of Rabbit Nutrition 8: Feeds and Feeding 9: Toxins in Feeds 10: Rabbit Diseases and Health Problems 11: Rabbit Reproduction 12: Rabbit Behavior 13: Principles of Rabbit Genetics 14: Breeding Systems 15: Genetic Selection for Herd Improvement 16: Coat Color Genetics of Rabbits 17: Rabbit Shows 18: Pet Rabbits 19: Animal Welfare 20: Rabbits for Family and Small Farm Development 21: Rabbit Production in Developing Countries 22: Rex Fur Production 23: Angora Wool Production 24: Meat Production 25: Slaughtering and Preparation of Meat and Skins 26: Marketing Rabbits and Their Products

About the Author

J. I. McNitt worked in Africa as a rabbit specialist and was the leader of a rabbit research program in Louisiana working to assist small, limited resource farmers with production problems. He retired in 2008 and remained active in rabbit research and literature until his death in 2019. N. M. Patton conducted rabbit disease research for 25 years. He has been a consultant to a large commercial rabbitry for the past 10 years, during which he experienced most of the problems encountered by rabbit raisers. He was President of the World Rabbit Science Association 1997. He retired from Oregon State University in 1996. S.D. Lukefahr operates his own rabbitry and has worked in over 20 developing countries, where he promoted village-level rabbit farming. He has made many significant contributions to our knowledge of rabbit breeding and genetics. He was President of the World Rabbit Science Association from 2004 to 2008 and General Secretary for Developing Countries from 2008 to 2016. P. R. Cheeke has conducted rabbit nutrition research since 1969 and has published extensively in this area. In 1985 he was awarded the prestigious Mignini International Award for excellence in rabbit research.

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