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  1. 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.

  2. Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Pet Rabbit Mammary Carcinomas: A Study with Relevance to Comparative Pathology

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    | 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...

  3. “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.

  4. 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.

  5. Expression of Myoepithelial Markers in Mammary Carcinomas of 119 Pet Rabbits

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    | 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Rehoming of pet rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Sweden: an investigation of national advertisement

    | Contributor(s):: Ulfsdotter, L., Lundberg, A., Andersson, M.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. '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.

  12. Why were New World rabbits not domesticated?

    | Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N.

    2021Animal Frontiers11362-682160-605610.1093/af/vfab026EnglishDepartment of World Languages and Cultures, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.asomervi@iastate.edutext

  13. The Use of Environmental Enrichments Affects Performance and Behavior of Growing Rabbits Housed in Collective Pens

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    | 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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....

  16. Bunny Besties

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    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...

  17. What Makes a Rabbit Cute? Preference for Rabbit Faces Differs according to Skull Morphology and Demographic Factors

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    | 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...

  18. The Status of Pet Rabbit Breeding and Online Sales in the UK: A Glimpse into an Otherwise Elusive Industry

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    | Contributor(s):: Emma M. Gosling, Jorge A. Vázquez-Diosdado, Naomi D. Harvey

    Conditions of pet rabbit breeding colonies and breeder practices are undocumented and very little is known about the pet rabbit sales market. Here, multiple methods were employed to investigate this sector of the UK pet industry. A freedom of information request sent to 10% of councils revealed...

  19. A Survey of Rabbit Handling Methods Within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: Oxley, James Andrew, Ellis, Clare Frances, McBride, E. Anne, McCormick, Wanda Denise

    Rabbits are commonly kept in a variety of settings, including homes, laboratories, and veterinary clinics. Despite the popularity of keeping this prey species, little research has investigated current methods of handling. The aim of this study was to examine the experience of caregivers (owners...

  20. Social Behavior of Adult Male New Zealand White Rabbits Housed in Groups or Pairs in the Laboratory

    | Contributor(s):: Jr, Louis DiVincenti, Rehrig, Angelika

    Rabbits are usually singly housed in laboratories, but a new emphasis on providing social housing for social species has prompted exploration of alternative housing for this species. However, a paucity of literature on the social behavior of rabbits in captivity has prevented scientific-based...