About half of the sanitary issues encountered on rabbit farms are related to digestion. With this in mind, farmers should be able to access and use all the existing technical tools and data available to to maintain or even improve the overall sanitary condition of their rabbit farm. Nutrition is of the utmost importance in this regard, especially the fibre content of the feed. How does fibre help to reduce digestive problems in rabbits?
Fibre, a major constituent of feed
On average, fibres account for over 35% of a fattening rabbit’s diet. They include lignin, crude fibre, hemicellulose and pectin. Their presence in plant cell walls varies depending on the raw materials used, as well as their nutritional characteristics for rabbits, particularly in terms of digestibility.