Feeding behaviour of sheep fed lucerne v. grass hays with controlled post-ingestive consequences

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Favreau, Angelique; Ginane, Cécile; Baumont, Rene;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S1751731110000443
  • Subject: consommation animale | mouton | feeding behaviour;intake;sensory characteristics;sheep;caracteristiques sensorielles | comportement alimentaire | ovin | Animal production studies | Science des productions animales | ingestion | rumen
    mesheuropmc: digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Understanding what determines feeding behaviour in herbivores is essential to optimise the use of forages in breeding systems. Herbivores can evaluate foods by associative learning of their pre-ingestive characteristics (taste, odour, etc.) and their postingestive conse... View more
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