Effect of tannic acid on iron absorption in straw-colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum)

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.20258.abs Excessive absorption and subsequent storage of dietary iron has been found in a variety of captively held birds and mammals, including fruit bats. It is thought that feeding a diet that is low in iron can prevent the onset of this disease; however, manufacturing a diet with commonly available foodstuffs that contains a […]