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THE POTENTIALITIES AND CHALLENGES OF RABBITARY IN NIGERIA: A REVIEW

Owen, O. J. and Amakiri, A. O.

Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
Abstract


This study was a review of potentialities and challenges of rabbitary in Nigeria. From the study, it was discovered that cooked rabbit meat has high nutritional value with high protein content, low fat, and low in cholesterol, sodium and calories and contains phosphorus, iron, zinc, riboflavin, thiamin, vitaminB12 and niacin making it ideal meat for hypertensive patients. In alleviating the problem of animal protein supply in developing countries, it was recommended that farmers should practice rabbitary and governments on their part should encourage the rabbit farmers by making funds available through granting of loans and other incentives.

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