publication . Article . 2010

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

Favreau, A.; Ginane, C.; Baumont, R.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2010
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
International audience; 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 post-ingestive consequences. Post-ingestive consequences are acknowledged as influencing intake and food choices, but the role of pre-ingestive characteristics is still being debated. Our experiment was designed to test their separate effects on daily dry matter intake (DMI), intake patterns and short-term choices in sheep by crossing the nature of the hay orally consumed (o) ad libitum, luce...
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: feeding behaviour, intake, sensory characteristics, sheep, caracteristiques sensorielles, [SDV]Life Sciences [q-bio], [ SDV ] Life Sciences [q-bio], Animal Science and Zoology, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Food choice, Dry matter, Food science, Rumen, Hay, Associative learning, Internal medicine, Latin square, Animal science, Forage, Biology, Palatability
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