Feeding in domestic vertebrates : from structure to behaviour / edited by V. Bels.

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 first few chapters cover feeding structures and mechanisms in birds and mammals. The rest of the book then presents chapters on feeding behavior in...

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Other Authors: Bels, V. L.
Format: Electronic
Published: Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., ©2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • Contributors; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Feeding Structures in Birds; 3 Feeding Behaviour and Mechanisms in Domestic Birds; 4 Ontogeny of Feeding in Mammals; 5 Teeth, Jaws and Muscles in Mammalian Mastication; 6 Feeding and Welfare in Domestic Animals: A Darwinistic Framework; 7 Food Choice and Intake in Chickens; 8 Feed Restriction and Welfare in Domestic Birds; 9 Feeding Ostriches; 10 Feeding Behaviour in Pigs; 11 Feeding Behaviour in Rabbits; 12 Mastication and Feeding in Horses; 13 Foraging in Domestic Herbivores: Linking the Internal and External Milieux.