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Ghosh et al., 2008. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 20 (9): 146

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Ghosh, N. ; Mandal, L., 2008. Carcass and meat quality traits of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) under warm-humid condition of West Bengal, India. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 20 (9): 146
Abstract 

The carcass and meat quality traits of two breeds of broiler rabbits, viz., Soviet Chinchilla and Grey Giant were studied under warm-humid conditions of West Bengal. Overall dressing yields averaged 47.6, 51.7 and 57.9% in respect to hot carcass, hot carcass plus giblet, and hot carcass plus giblet and dressed head, respectively. The dressing yield was more in Grey Giant than Soviet Chinchilla, and it was higher in males than females in both the breeds. Statistically breed and sex had no significant effects on various carcass characteristics. The rabbit meat is high in protein (20.2%) and low in fat (7.9%) than those of common meat sources like chicken, lamb and pork. The breed and sex had no significant effects on various meat quality traits.

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Ghosh et al., 2008