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Nutrient Requirements of Rabbits

Nutrient Requirements of Rabbits

Protein (%) Total

Protein (%) Digestible

Fat (%)

Fiber (%)

Digestible Carbohydrates (NFE, %)a

Total Digestible Nutrients (%)

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