publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Other literature type . 2003

Feeding practice in captive wild ruminants: pecularities in the nutrition of browsers/concentrate selectors and intermediate feeders. A review

Clauss, Marcus; Kienzle, Ellen; Hatt, Jean-Michel;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Filander Verlag
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
We present a review on the feeding practice, the nutritional pathology and the documented nutritional peculiarities of zoo ruminants. The difference in chemical composition between browse and grass historically led to the conclusion that browsers need a diet lower in fibre and higher in protein than grazing ruminants. The term “concentrate selectors”, coined to describe browsing ruminants, additionally focused the attention on the chemical nature of a browser’s diet assumed high in easily fermentable, soluble nutrients; the choice of the term “concentrate” therefore has been critized in the scientific literature (e.g. Owen-Smith 1996). In comparative nutritional...
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free text keywords: Department of Small Animals, 570 Life sciences; biology, 630 Agriculture
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Other literature type . 2003

Feeding practice in captive wild ruminants: pecularities in the nutrition of browsers/concentrate selectors and intermediate feeders. A review

Clauss, Marcus; Kienzle, Ellen; Hatt, Jean-Michel;