The objective of this work was to evaluate the weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion, carcass weight and carcass yield of rabbits fed on diets supplemented with increasing levels of an enzyme complex (Vegpro<FONT FACE="Symbol">â</FONT>) of protease and cellulase activities. Seventy-five New Zealand White rabbits were weaned by 40 days of age, being separated at random into 5 treatments, according to the level of enzyme supplementation: A-0.,00; B-0.05; C-0.10; D-0.15 and 0.20%. No significant difference (P<0.05) was observed among treatments for feed intake and daily gain. For feed conversion the only significant (P<0,05) difference was between control and treatment B. Carcass weight were significantly (P<0.05) heavier for animal under diet B (0.05% enzimatic complex) whereas carcass yield did not experience any enzimatic effect.
Rabbits; enzyme; growth performance; carcass weight