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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 915729, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/915729
Research Article

Growth Performance of Rabbits Fed Palm-Press Fibres-Based Diets

1Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey Calavi, 01 BP 526 Cotonou, Benin
2Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Abomey Calavi, 01 BP 4521 Cotonou, Benin

Received 23 March 2012; Accepted 23 May 2012

Academic Editors: A. Arieli and B. China

Copyright © 2012 M. Frederic Houndonougbo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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