Table 1.

Material properties of rabbit experimental diets measured with portable food tester

Food itemsNYoung's modulus E (MPa)Toughness R (J m-2)Hardness H (MPa)
Pellets1029.2 (17.0-41.0)11.8 (6.3-19.9)
Wet hay15277.8 (124.9-451.0)1759.2 (643.6-3251.9)
Dry hay153335.6 (1476.8-6711.4)2759.8 (434.0-6625.5)
  • Values are means (range).