“Small portions make them eat more at the end, every time you offer them some they will eat at least a bit. This is the best way to build up energy and for recovery after a race”
I know, for me it's easy to say, feed them 5 times a day a little portions. I am at the loft all day as it's my job. But also if you are not around the loft all day you can feed them at least 3 times a day! I try to do it 5 times a day, for one week before they go on a marathon race and 7 days when they returned. I feed them in the nest boxes and the pigeons that not race that week stay on the same light mix I discussed earlier. With as only difference that I replaced the 50% Barley with Condition mix. This is essential to keep them training!
Jan de Wijs
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Natural Electrolit (750 Gr.)
A mixture of electrolytes and glucose for rapid recovery after a flight
It is very important to give pigeons Natural Electrolit on their return from a race.
The heightened metabolism and substantial exertion of the pigeon in flight result in numerous waste products. In the elimination of urea, uric and phosphoric acid, lactic and carbonic acid, mainly sodium ions are consumed and elimination is therefore dependent on the quantity of these ions available to the pigeon. Water loss is also appreciable during flight. For all these reasons it is important to give pigeons Natural Electrolit on their return from a race.
This energy-drink effectively compensates water and electrolyte depletion and progressively restores the acid-base equilibrium. It also represents an immediate energy gain (glucose), which markedly shortens the recovery period.
Diseases such as adenovirosis and paramyxovirosis cause diarrhoea resulting in a major loss of minerals and water loss. Natural Electrolit prevents dehydration caused by diarrhoea and accelerates the recovery from a disease.
Natural Electrolit can also be mixed with Natural Tea and Natural Naturaline.
Instructions for use:
1 measure of Electrolit per litre of drinking water.
On the return of a race, mix Natural Electrolit in the drinking water and leave it at their disposal until after the evening meal
The day of basketing, the pigeons that take part in long-distance and very long distance races are under way for several days and nights.
It is essential that these pigeons are basketed with sufficient reserves of electrolytes (body minerals). This is why we advise to mix Natural Electrolit to the drinking water on the day of basketing.
In case of severe, watery diarrhoea:
Administer Natural Electrolit until the droppings return to normal again.
- Art number 30003