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close this bookGuidelines and References: Livestock Training Component (Small Animal Husbandry) (Peace Corps, 1985, 302 p.)
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Volunteers working in the field with rabbits should place more of their energies and resources on prevention of rabbit parasites, rather than on expensive chemical cures. As we have said repeatedly, prevention of both diseases and parasites (through good husbandry skills) is far more valuable than cure. Chemical cures are often unavailable, expensive, and of only short-term value. The key to parasites is knowing their life cycle so that you can plan to disrupt it and thereby remove them from rabbits in the least expensive manner. 90% of prevention of rabbit parasites depends on good sanitation and a good, balanced feed ration.