Título: Effect of banana peel in replacement to maize in rabbits’ fur - DOI 10.46342/cunicultura.v1.2020-4
Rabbits’ fur is considered a natural fiber, which is used in textile garment industries. Along with the fur, skin is considered one of the main byproducts from rabbits breeding, and it can be extremely important in the income generation of familiarly farmers. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the inclusion of banana peels (BP) in replacement to maize on the characteristics of rabbits’ fur. A total of 45 rabbits, New Zealand White, from both sexes, weaned at 35 days old, was used and distributed into five treatments, with nine replicates each, in a completely randomized arrangement. The animals were fed one of the following diets: 0BP – control diet without BP or 25BP, 50BP, 75BP and 100BP – experimental diets, with respectively 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% BP in replacement to maize. The biological assay was carried out for 49 days, during which ration and water were provided ad libitum. At the end, 3 rabbits were randomly selected per group, in which a small sample of hair (nape, loin and thigh) was collected to measure the length and skin color analysis was performed, parameters L*, a* and b*. Collected data was tabulated and analyzed, at level of 5% significance, followed by analysis of correlation and regression curves. The results of rabbits’ fur length and coloring showed that there were no differences among treatments. Thus, it is concluded that there is the possibility of using alternative ingredients, such as BP, to generate skins with quality similar to those produced with conventional ingredients, without negatively affecting skin characteristics.
Data de publicação: Segunda, 18 Mai 2020
Disponível em: http://www.rbc.acbc.org.br/images/Banana_pelo.pdf
Palavras-chave: colorimeter, co-products, cuniculture, fur length