Fiber digestibility and nitrogen requirements of blue duikers (Cephalophus monticola)

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.10025.abs We examined the energy and protein requirements, and the fiber and protein digestive capacity, of a small African ruminant, the blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola), by conducting a series of complete balance digestion trials with three captive male blue duikers feeding on fruits, leaves, forbs, grass, and pelleted diets ranging from 9.4% to 49% […]

Influence of diet sequence on intake of foods containing ergotamine d tartrate, tannins and saponins by sheep

Plant secondary compounds (SCs) play crucial roles in plant survival and defense against herbivores and in appropriate amounts SCs provide health and nutritional benefits to herbivores. The presence of SCs in plants is important, and means need to be found to enhance their benefits while minimizing their negative impacts on herbivores. One approach to this […]