Major health challenge during the finishing period
The weaning period, as well as the 10 to 15 days post-weaning, are a critical and complex period for rabbits, due to dietary, environmental and psychological stresses. These factors negatively impact feed efficiency and adaptation to a weaning diet. During this period, rabbits show a fragile balance in their gut function. They become most susceptible to digestive infections and frequently suffer post-weaning disturbances that can be fatal.
A successful finishing strategy should result in good health and immune status, while improving the performance of rabbits for meat production, and reducing the potential risk of digestive problems. Actisaf® Sc 47 yeast probiotic helps increase feed efficiency and metabolism. This results in improved average daily weight gain during the finishing period and a reduction in mortality.