Winter is suitable to bring the animals to the Mauser in an optimal condition for breeding or travel. Furthermore, vaccination is carried out in winter. Only when an adequate supply of all essential nutrients adequate vaccination effect can take place (formation of immunoglobulins (antibodies)).
This includes a long-term, optimized feeding and a phased handover of complementary feed, which support the immune system. The feeding concept for the winter period is further based on a fiber-rich feed with a high content of crude fiber saturating. The protein content is reduced,
to avoid metabolic stress. The metered supply of vitamins and trace elements in winter corresponds to an optimum preparation, especially before and after the vaccinations. In addition, a sensible drinking water hygiene should also be part of any feeding concept in rest and winter.
Note: After the moult until Anpaaren should be as close as possible fed.
Her Alfred Berger