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Feeding in Domestic Vertebrates: From Structure to Behaviour

Edited By: V Bels

360 pages, b&w illus

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #159131 | ISBN: 1845930630
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About this book

Domestication of vertebrates is based on the understanding of the needs of animals in their natural environment. Thus the success of this domestication throughout human history is largely dependant of the knowledge of the animal feeding behaviour. The aim of this volume is to provide advanced students and researchers with a review of current knowledge of feeding in domestic mammals and birds. The book also presents chapters on feeding behaviour in particular species; the scope is wide, covering not only ruminants, poultry and pigs, but also more specifically horses, rabbits and ostrich. Contributors include leading research workers from Europe, USA, Australia and South Africa.


* Introduction, V Bels, Museum Nationale Histoire Naturelle, France; * Feeding Structures in Birds, S W S Gussekloo, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; * Feeding behaviour and mechanism in domestic birds, V Bels and S Baussart, Centre pour l'Agronomie et l'Agro-industrie de la Province de Hainart (CARAH), Belgium; * Ontogeny of feeding in mammals, R Z German, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA, A W Crompton, Harvard University, USA and A J Thexton, King's College London, UK; * Teeth, jaws and muscles in mammalian mastication, T E Popowics and S W Herring, University of Washington, USA; * Feeding and welfare of domestic animals: A Darwinistic framework, P Koene, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; * Food choice and intake in chickens, J M Forbes, University of Leeds, UK; * Feed restriction and welfare in domestic birds, C de Jong, Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen UR, The Netherlands and B Jones, Roslin Institute, UK; * Feeding ostriches, T S Brand, Department of Agriculture, Western Cape, South Africa and R M Gous, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; * Feeding Behaviour of Pigs, B Lindstrom Nielsen, K Thodberg, L Dybkjaer and E-M Vestergaard, Research Centre Foulum, Denmark; * Feeding behaviour in rabbits, T Gidenne, INRA, France and F Lebas, Cuniculture, France; * Mastication and Feeding by Horses, K A Houpt, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA; * Foraging in Domestic Herbivores: Linking the Internal and External Milieu, F D Provenza and J J Villalba, Utah State University, USA; * Feeding and mastication behaviour in ruminants, R Baumont, M Doreau, S Ingrand, and I Veissier, INRA - Unite de Recherches sur les Herbivores, France; * Food in 3D: How ruminant livestock interact with sown sward architecture at the bite scale., I J Gordon, CSIRO - Davies Laboratory, Australia and M Benvenutti, INTA EEA Cerro Azul, Argentina; * Physiology and Models of Feeding Behaviour and Intake Regulation in Ruminants, W Pittroff, University of California, USA and P Soca, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay; * Adjustment of feeding choices and intake by a ruminant foraging in varied and variable environments: new insights from continuous bite monitoring, C Agreil, M Meuret, INRA - Unite d'Ecodeveloppement, France and H Fritz, CNRS - Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chize, France; * Feeding Free-range Poultry and Pigs, P C Glatz, Z H Miao, Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia and Y J Ru, Danisco Animal Nutrition, Singapore; * Conclusion and perpectives, M Forbes.

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