The daily food rabbits should be given food rich on vitamins regulate metabolism. Vitamins animals needed for sprouting and just to live, the lack of results in the disease, deterioration of health of the rabbit, its productivity.
There vitamins digestible fats and water. The first group is retinol (A) calciferol (D), tocopherols (E), phylloquinone (K). The second group of B vitamins: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), nicotinamide (PP), pyridoxine (B6), pantothenic acid (B3), biotin (H), folic acid (Bc), choline, cobalamin (B12) and ascorbate (C). For rabbits, the main ones are vitamins A, D, E, B12 and sometimes, others enter the body through the usual feed, this applies to vitamins B and C.
Rabbits need for vitamins in only three cases: when growing bunny, rabbit is pregnant and when feeding rabbits milk.
With a shortage of vitamin A rabbit, there are skin diseases, eye drops female fertility. Fill it can be through the fresh grass, hay, carrots, cabbage leaves. Max carotene is to flowering in plants or in process. The grass dried in the open air under the influence of the sun’s rays, or after a low-quality storage, losing a lot of carotene. In the spring, when the body needs extra vitamins, in particular pregnant female rabbits, the body vulnerable to food give food only to the rich carotene: Vitamin meal of grass, hay, carrot, silage. You can give the rabbit fish oil 0.5 – 1.0 g, pregnant females at 2.0 – 2.5 g, in feeding at 3.0 – 3.5 g
Vitamin D helps to absorb minerals, especially calcium and phosphorus. Lack of the vitamin in the body of the rabbit completely violates appetite, bones become fragile, rabbits are born weak, sick rickets. In plants, little vitamin D, but under the direct rays, ergosterol, located in plants becomes vitamin D, it is in a large amount in the fish oil.
Vitamin E will be absorbed better and faster with the help of vitamin A.
Lack of vitamin E affects the poor productivity of rabbits, a high mortality rate among newborn rabbits, small rabbits can get sick rickets. A lot of vitamin E in green leaves, beans cereals, alfalfa meal, brewer’s yeast.
B vitamins improve the functioning of the nervous system, normalize the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates. Many vitamins are synthesized the work of bacteria in the cecum, because if the rabbits are fed properly and comprehensively, the lack of vitamins rabbit is not threatened.
Vitamin C activates the oxidative processes in the body and protects against many diseases. Contained vitamin in leaves, tubers root silo and cabbage.