After entering winter, the temperature is low, and the supply of forage is relatively small. Many rabbit farmers are used to replacing forage with vegetables such as rape and Chinese cabbage.
As we all know, rabbits like to eat fresh vegetables, especially fresh Chinese cabbage. In the process of raising rabbits, I don't know if you have found a phenomenon, that is, if you often feed vegetables, the weight gain of rabbits will be very slow, especially in the growing young rabbits! Moreover, rabbits will die from time to time in the rabbit group. In fact, this is a problem caused by long-term feeding of vegetables.
Long term excessive feeding of vegetables will lead to cellulose deficiency in rabbits to a certain extent. The fiber here refers to crude fiber. Crude fiber can ensure the digestive function of rabbit stomach and is of great benefit to the formation of solid feces and the intestinal health of rabbits. If the rabbit lacks crude fiber, it will have a certain degree of diarrhea, which is caused by digestive dysfunction. In serious cases, it can kill the rabbit.
Although Chinese cabbage and other vegetables are deeply loved by rabbits, they are seriously lack of crude fiber, so they can not be used as long-term feed for rabbits!
In the process of breeding rabbits, we should always pay attention to feeding more forages with high crude fiber content, such as frozen immortal vegetables or cat ear vegetables, so as to prevent rabbits from suffering from crude fiber deficiency. Relatively speaking, there is less forage in winter. Rabbit farmers can feed more artificial feed to make up for the shortage of forage, and pay attention to ensure the hygiene of feed. They can also mix some drugs with high crude fiber content in artificial feed. These are good methods!