Bee pollen supplementation in diets for rabbit does and growing rabbits - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v35i4.18950

Daisa Mirelle Borges Dias, Maria Cristina de Oliveira, Diones Montes da Silva, Nadielli Pereira Bonifácio, Daniel da Cunha Claro, Wilson Aparecido Marchesin


It was evaluated the effects of bee pollen (BP) on the doe and kits productivity and on the
carcass and organs of the rabbits. Twenty White New Zealand does and their kits were used in a
randomized block design, with four treatments and five blocks, in a factorial arrangement 2 x 2 with two
supplementation levels for the doe and for the kits after the weaning. BP supplementation for the does did
not influence (p > 0.05) the doe and kit productivity during the lactation, except by the kits survival rate
(p < 0.003), the total (p < 0.002) and daily (p < 0.001) milk production that increased in supplemented
doe. BP supplementation for the doe and/or kits did not affect (p > 0.05) the rabbit performance from the
weaning until the slaughter age, the slaughter weight, carcass characteristics, except by the spleen and small
intestine weights, higher in supplemented rabbits. It was not recommended that BP supplementation for
does and/or rabbits for not improving the rabbit productive performance


Alimentary additive;Rabbit nutrition;Bee product

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