PREFACEThis manual presents an overview of the entire process ofraising rabbits --from selecting healthy animals to prepar-ing proper foods to treating disease. A separate sectionof the manual includes step-by-step procedures for theconstruction of a hutch unit to house two does and onebuck.Raising Rabbits is written in clear straightforward
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be used easily by extension worker! and by do-it-yourselFg:sregardless of cultural context or geographic location. Theauthor and illustrators all are
Volunteers with consider-able skill in their areas of expertise.Harlan Attfield, the author, is a
Volunteer who is nowworking in an innovative integrated farming program in Bang-ladesh with International Voluntary Services, Inc. He hasover ten years experience in tropical agriculture and hasserved in Nigeria,Ethiopia and Mauritius.Small stock andbeekeeping are among his specialties.Attfield has written over 30 articles and books detailing hisexperiences,and has placed special emphasis on effectivecommunication with extension workers.VITA will soon distri-bute some of the material produced by the Bangladesh programas Technical Bulletins.Catharine S. Roache, a VITA Volunteer for eight years, is anauthor and illustrator of children's books, as well as a poet.In addition,she has special interest and involvement in work-ing with senior citizens and with college students.George R. Clark is an instructor in drafting and design atKellogg Community College.Clark has been a VITA Volunteerfor over eight years and has contributed technical drawingsand expertise to a number of VITA publications and projects.A special note of thanks goes to Jeff Cox, Associate Editor,Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine, who provided editingsupport ln his role as a VITA Volunteer and to Jerome 0.Belanger, Editor and Publisher of Countryside Magazine, whoreviewed this manual for technical content.