|Application of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to Assess Carcass Composition and Nutrient Retention in Rabbits from 25 to 77 Days of Age
|Alejandro Saiz del Barrio, Ana Isabel García-Ruiz, Joaquín Fuentes-Pila, Nuria Nicodemus
|Trouw Nutrition R&D Poultry Research Centre, Spain
Departamento de Economía Agraria, Spain
|October 25, 2022
What the research is about
To show that bioelectrical impedance method is an accurate non-invasive method to determine growing rabbits’ carcass composition.
The bioelectrical impedance (BIA) method can be applied to determine rabbits’ carcass composition during the whole growing period. It can also predicts with accuracy the nutrient retention of growing rabbits, showing values such as those obtained using the comparative slaughter technique.
Assurant Innovations take
BIA technique can be used to measure animals such as rabbits in this case. It can measure water, fat, crude protein, ash and gross energy.