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Feeding in Domestic Vertebrates From Structure to Behaviour

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Feeding in Domestic Vertebrates From Structure to Behaviour

Edited By: V Bels

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Edited By: V Bels

About The Book

Domestication of vertebrates is based on the understanding of the needs of animals in their natural environment. Thus the success of this domestication throughout human history is largely dependant of the knowledge of the animal feeding behaviour. The aim of this volume is to provide advanced students and researchers with a review of current knowledge of feeding in domestic mammals and birds.

The book also presents chapters on feeding behaviour in particular species; the scope is wide, covering not only ruminants, poultry and pigs, but also more specifically horses, rabbits and ostrich. Contributors include leading research workers from Europe, USA, Australia and South Africa.

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Author Edited By: V Bels
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 384 pp
ISBN 9781845930639
Publication date October 2006
Book Type Hardcover


  • Introduction
  • Feeding Structures in Birds
  • Feeding behaviour and mechanism in domestic birds
  • Ontogeny of feeding in mammals
  • Teeth, jaws and muscles in mammalian mastication
  • Feeding and welfare of domestic animals: A Darwinistic framework
  • Food choice and intake in chickens
  • Feed restriction and welfare in domestic birds
  • Feeding ostriches
  • Feeding Behaviour of Pigs
  • Feeding behaviour in rabbits
  • Mastication and Feeding by Horses
  • Foraging in Domestic Herbivores: Linking the Internal and External Milieu
  • Feeding and mastication behaviour in ruminants
  • Food in 3D: How ruminant livestock interact with sown sward architecture at the bite scale
  • Physiology and Models of Feeding Behaviour and Intake Regulation in Ruminants
  • Adjustment of feeding choices and intake by a ruminant foraging in varied and variable environments: new insights from continuous bite monitoring
  • Feeding Free-range Poultry and Pigs
  • Conclusion and perpectives

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