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Nutrient Requirements of Rabbits

Nutrient Requirements of Rabbits

Total (and Digestible) Protein %

Fat %

Fiber %

Digestible Carbohydrate % (NFEa)

Total Digestible Nutrient %

Maintenance

12 (9)

1.5–2

14–20

40–45

50–60

Growth and finishing

16 (12)

2–4

14–16

45–50

60–70

Gestation

15 (11)

2–3

14–16

45–50

55–65

Lactation (with litter of 7–8)

17 (13)

2.5–3.5

12–14

45–50

65–75

a NFE = nitrogen-free extract