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Feeding Behaviour of Farm Animals

Edited By: GN Hinch, JJ Lynch, JV Nolan and FD Provenza

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #116695 | ISBN: 0851994105
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This text describes the feeding behaviour of both herbivorous and omnivorous farm animals and highlights the similarities and differences between species. It focuses on the behavioural processes involved in an individual animal seeking, recognizing, selecting and ingesting food rather than simply the amount of food eaten. The chapters are sequenced in such a manner that the reader is guided through these processes before examining the prediction of ingestive behaviour and the application of knowledge to animal management.


Feeding behaviour and the environment - the gathering of good; feeding behaviour and sensory recognition - how do animals characterise a food?; post-ingestive and metabolic involvement in feeding behaviour - the effect of experience of goods on subsequent food choice; prediction of feeding behaviour of individual animals - are there models that can simulate feeding behaviour?; feeding management - application of current knowledge of diet selection to feeding and supplementation of grazing and housed animals. (Part contents).

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