Husmy Yurmiati


THE EFFECT OF GIVING BIOPLUS TO RABBITS SKIN PRODUCTION

Husmy Yurmiati, Deni Suryanto, Khairul Razki

Abstract
Bioplus is a ruminal solution which contains microbe of crude fiber digestive that increase livestock production and food efficiency. And hopefully good increasing of the weight will affect the rabbit’s pelt production. The output of this research was to know the effect of Bioplus and look for an appropriate dosage which give the highest pelt production to the rabbit. Experimental research was done with Completely Randomized Design. Treatment of five level of Bioplus dosage (B1 = 0%, B2 = 0.15%, B3 = 0.20%, B4= 0.25%, B5 = 0.30%) were repeated for 4 times, per each. The number of rabbits for this experiment was 20 in wean age, with an average weight of 1083.24 g. The variables were pelt weight (g), pelt thickness (mm), and pelt width (cm2). The conclusion of the research was that rabbit’s pelt production is very influenced by Bioplus usage. Pelt production (weight = 147 g, thickness = 0.94 mm, width=1031.05 cm2) issued from Bioplus 0.20% dossage.

Key words: Rabbit, Skin, Bioplus