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MORA-VALVERDE, David. Usos de la morera (Morus alba) en la alimentación del conejo. El rol de la fibra y la proteína en el tracto digestivo. Agron. Mesoam [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.2, pp. 357-366. ISSN 10217444.
The use of mulberry (Morus alba) for rabbit feeding. The role of fiber and protein in the digestive tract. The objective of this work is to compile the main characteristics of digestion in rabbits, focusing on the digestion of fiber and protein diet to assess the potential performance of plant materials such as the mulberry. The fiber selective system of this lagomorph allows for specialized feeding and efficient excretion of low quality materials. The composition and high digestibility of mulberry make it very promising for introduction into diets of rabbits, requiring its evaluation at various levels of inclusion, which permit the definition of sustainability margins to improve their use in rabbits. Experiences that include this fodder in diets for rabbits are presented.
Keywords : Forage shrubs; cuniculture; animal nutrition; Oryctolagus cuniculus.