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Cover for Feeding in domestic vertebrates: from structure to behaviour.

Domestication of vertebrates is based on the understanding of the needs of animals in their natural environment and the success of this domestication throughout human history is largely dependent on the knowledge of their feeding behaviour. The aim of this volume is to provide advanced students and ...

Author(s)
Bels, V.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

The primary concern of all animals is to find and ingest food to cover their dietary needs. Evolutionary pressures have constructed efficient, rapid and adjustable series of movements of morphological structures that permit the gain of nutrients and energy necessary for fitness of the animals. In...

Author(s)
Bels, V.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed restriction and welfare in domestic birds.

This chapter will mainly focus on the effects of feed restriction on the welfare of the broiler breeder chicken, where most of the research on feed restriction has been carried out. The effects of short- and long-term feed restriction and food deprivation on welfare in other types of domestic birds ...

Author(s)
Jong, I. C. de; Jones, B.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feeding behaviour and mechanisms in domestic birds.

The aim of this chapter is to provide a review with some examples showing the inter-relationship between behavioural, physiological and mechanical properties that play a key role for understanding the feeding behaviour in domestic birds. The complexity of neuromotor control of feeding performances...

Author(s)
Bels, V.; Baussart, S.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food choice and intake in chickens.

The choices birds make when confronted with more than one food have been studied in a variety of contexts. This chapter focuses on the domestic fowl (both growing broilers and laying hens) as its example species, as this is where much of the relevant research has been carried out. The chapter...

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feeding ostriches.

This chapter focuses on the anatomy, digestion, grazing behaviour, diet selection, drinking behaviour and nutrient requirements (energy, protein, amino acids, minerals and vitamins) of ostriches. Feeding strategies, results of growth performance studies and production norms and feeding guidelines...

Author(s)
Brand, T. S.; Gous, R. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feeding behaviour in pigs.

This chapter discusses the feeding behaviour of piglets, growing pigs, sows and boars. The topics under the feeding behaviour of piglets include the importance of colostrum, effect of the behaviour of sow on the first sucklings, nursing pattern and teat order, internursing interval, factors...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.; Thodberg, K.; Dybkjær, L.; Vestergaard, E. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feeding behaviour in rabbits.

This chapter discusses the basics of digestive anatomy and physiology of rabbits and reviews the regulation of feed intake behaviour according to several factors, like age, type of feed, feed composition and presentation form and environmental factors. The last part of the chapter is devoted to the ...

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Lebas, F.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mastication and feeding in horses.

This chapter discusses the feeding behaviour of free-ranging and stabled horses, the controls of feeding behaviour and the behavioural consequences of feeding horses high concentrate and low roughage diets, like cribbing and wood chewing. The topics include chewing, chewing rate, mechanics of...

Author(s)
Houpt, K. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Foraging in domestic herbivores: linking the internal and external milieux.

Animals function and maintain well-being within the internal milieu through behavioural interactions with the external milieu. These interactions are complex. They involve an ongoing dynamics influenced by history, necessity and chance such that at any time an animal's foraging behaviour is a...

Author(s)
Provenza, F. D.; Villalba, J. J.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter

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