Behavioural reactions of rabbits during AAI sessions
Contributor(s):: Součková, Michaela, Přibylová, Lucie, Jurčová, Lenka, Chaloupková, Helena
First Evidence of Natural SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Domestic Rabbits
| Contributor(s):: Matthieu Fritz, Daphné de Riols de Fonclare, Déborah Garcia, Stéphanie Beurlet, Pierre Becquart, Serge G. Rosolen, Alexandra Briend-Marchal, Eric M. Leroy
We tested 144 pet rabbits sampled in France between November 2020 and June 2021 for antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by microsphere immunoassay. We reported the first evidence of a natural SARS-CoV-2 infection in rabbits with a low observed...
Timing of part-time group housing for farm rabbits: Effects on reproductive performance, skin injuries and behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Van Damme, Liesbeth G. W., Delezie, Evelyne, Ampe, Bart, Tuyttens, Frank A. M.
Spreading of Pasteurella multocida Infection in a Pet Rabbit Breeding and Possible Implications on Healed Bunnies
| Contributor(s):: D'Amico, F., Casalino, G., Bozzo, G., Camarda, A., Lombardi, R., Dimuccio, M. M., Circella, E.
The number of pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and parrots has increased in European families. Social benefits to owners such as decreasing feelings of loneliness and anxiety are provided by pets which are also used in Animal-assisted Therapy (AAT). Nevertheless, human-animal interactions are...
Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Pet Rabbit Mammary Carcinomas: A Study with Relevance to Comparative Pathology
| Contributor(s):: Sandra Schöniger, Sophie Degner, Qian Zhang, Claudia Schandelmaier, Heike Aupperle-Lellbach, Bharat Jasani, Heinz-Adolf Schoon
Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) serve as prognostic biomarker in human breast cancer. Rabbits have the potential to act as animal model for human breast cancer, and close similarities exist between the rabbit and human immune system. The aim of this study is to characterize TILs in pet...
“Rabbit Rescuers”: A School-Based Animal Welfare Education Intervention for Young Children
| Contributor(s):: Williams, Joanne M., Cardoso, Mayra Padilla, Zumaglini, Silvia, Finney, Amy L., Knoll, Monja A.
Use of space, active and resting behaviour in fattening rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) housed in a combi park system: A case study
| Contributor(s):: Kimm, S., Rauterberg, S. L., Bill, J., Stracke, J., Kemper, N., Fels, M.
Expression of Myoepithelial Markers in Mammary Carcinomas of 119 Pet Rabbits
| Contributor(s):: Sophie Degner, Heinz-Adolf Schoon, Sebastian Degner, Mathias Baudis, Claudia Schandelmaier, Heike Aupperle-Lellbach, Sandra Schöniger
Most mammary tumors in pet rabbits are carcinomas; prognostic factors are unknown. The aim of this study on rabbit mammary carcinomas was to determine the expression of myoepithelial markers that have a prognostic relevance in human cancers. Mammary carcinomas (n = 119) of female or...
Prevalence and severity of tail lesions as a possible welfare indicator for rabbit does
| Contributor(s):: Bill, J., Rauterberg, S. L., Stracke, J., Kemper, N., Fels, M.
Do rabbits need each other? Effects of single versus paired housing on rabbit body temperature and behaviour in a UK shelter
| Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Shields, P.
Rehoming of pet rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Sweden: an investigation of national advertisement
| Contributor(s):: Ulfsdotter, L., Lundberg, A., Andersson, M.
A meta-analysis on the effects of the housing environment on the behaviour, mortality, and performance of growing rabbits
| Contributor(s):: Sommerville, R., Ruiz, R., Averos, X.
Hair cortisol concentrations in New Zealand white rabbits subjected to surgery
| Contributor(s):: Peric, T., Comin, A., Corazzin, M., Montillo, M., Canavese, F., Stebel, M., Prandi, A.
'All ears': a questionnaire of 1516 owner perceptions of the mental abilities of pet rabbits, subsequent resource provision, and the effect on welfare
| Contributor(s):: McMahon, S. A., Wigham, E.
Why were New World rabbits not domesticated?
| Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N.
2021 Animal Frontiers 11 3 62-68 2160-6056 10.1093/af/vfab026 English Department of World Languages and Cultures, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.email@example.com text
The Use of Environmental Enrichments Affects Performance and Behavior of Growing Rabbits Housed in Collective Pens
| Contributor(s):: Angela Trocino, Cristina Zomeño, Eirini Filiou, Marco Birolo, Peter White, Gerolamo Xiccato
This study assessed the effects of an elevated plastic-slatted platform and/or a plastic hiding tube in collective pens with large group sizes (27 or 36 rabbits/pen; 16 rabbits/m2) on the performance and welfare of rabbits kept from weaning (at 33 days of age) to slaughter (at 68 or 75 days of...
Evaluation of D-dimer levels in aqueous humor of rabbit eyes with and without induced intraocular fibrin and fibrinolytic treatment
| Contributor(s):: Voelter, K., Tappeiner, C., Riond, B., Nuss, K., Bruetsch, D., Pot, S. A.
A multifactorial evaluation of different reproductive rhythms and housing systems for improving welfare in rabbit does
| Contributor(s):: Munari, Chiara, Ponzio, Patrizia, Macchi, Elisabetta, Elkhawagah, Ahmed R., Tarantola, Martina, Ponti, Giovanna, Mugnai, Cecilia
The most widespread reproductive rhythm practiced in rabbit farming is based on artificial insemination (AI) performed at around 11 days pospartum. This approach results in high production rates, but requires high yearly replacement of animals that cannot sustain the enormous energy demand....
Bunny Besties is an all-volunteer nonprofit that addresses the heightened stress in our community. We do it with cuddly loving bunnies and with the principles founded through studies at Mayo Clinic and our work with Boynton Health Services at the University of Minnesota. Our...
What Makes a Rabbit Cute? Preference for Rabbit Faces Differs according to Skull Morphology and Demographic Factors
| Contributor(s):: Naomi D. Harvey, James A. Oxley, Giuliana Miguel-Pacheco, Emma M. Gosling, Mark Farnworth
Domesticated rabbits typically exhibit shorter, flatter skulls than their wild counterparts (brachycephalism). However, brachycephaly is associated with considerable health problems, including problems with dentition. The aim of this study was to establish which type of rabbit face people...