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  1. Feed depredation by European starlings in a Kansas feedlot

    Contributor(s):: Depenbusch, B. E., Drouillard, J. S., Lee, C. D.

  2. The effects of a high-starch or high-fibre diet on equine reactivity and handling behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Bulmer, L., McBride, S., Williams, K., Murray, J. A.

    Increasing performance work in the horse is often associated with a reduction in the forage ration and an increase in concentrates, usually in the form of high-starch cereal grains. This type of diet has been associated with stereotypic behaviours and health problems. High-starch diets are also...

  3. Effects of chronic intake of starch-, glucose- and fructose-containing diets on eating behaviour in adult minipigs

    Contributor(s):: Ochoa, M., Malbert, C. H., Lalles, J. P., Bobillier, E., Val-Laillet, D.

    Introduction: The aim of this study was to assess whether chronic intake of isocaloric high-fat diets differing partly in the source of carbohydrates (starch, glucose or fructose) and fed at the same level of intake impacts eating behaviour in the adult Yucatan minipig. Methods: Adult minipigs...

  4. Development of stereotypic behaviour in sows fed a starch diet or a non-starch polysaccharide diet during gestation and lactation over two parities

    Contributor(s):: Peet-Schwering, C. M. C. van der, Spoolder, H. A. M., Kemp, B., Binnendijk, G. P., Hartog, L. A. den, Verstegen, M. W. A.

    The effect of feeding sows a starch diet or a diet with a high level of fermentable non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) during gestation, lactation or both gestation and lactation over the first two parities on the development of stereotypic behaviour was studied in sows housed in groups during...

  5. Discriminating among novel foods: effects of energy provision on preferences of lambs for poor-quality foods

    Contributor(s):: Villalba, J. J., Provenza, F. D.

    A study was conducted to better understand how lambs discriminate among novel foods based on flavour and post-ingestive effects. The manner in which temporal sequence of food ingestion and post-ingestive feedback affected preference when lambs were fed flavoured wheat straw (a poorly nutritious...

  6. Diurnal patterns of intake rate by sheep grazing monocultures of ryegrass or white clover

    Contributor(s):: Orr, R. J., Penning, P. D., Harvey, A., Champion, R. A.

    The effects of time of day on the ingestive behaviour of groups of 5 sheep grazing monocultures of ryegrass (Lolium perenne cv. Parcour) or white clover (Trifolium repens cv. Kent Wild White), were measured over periods of 1 h starting at 07.30, 11.30, 15.30 and 19.30 h in August 1993. Grazing...

  7. Feeding motivation in pregnant sows: effects of fibrous diets in an operant conditioning procedure

    Contributor(s):: Ramonet, Y., Bolduc, J., Bergeron, R., Robert, S., Meunier-Salaun, M. C.

    The effect of fibrous diets fed to pregnant sows on their feeding motivation was studied by an operant conditioning procedure. Fifteen multiparous pregnant sows were assigned to three dietary treatments, which differed in the nature of the fibrous components, according to a 3 x 3 Latin square...

  8. Postingestive feedback from starch influences the ingestive behaviour of sheep consuming wheat straw

    Contributor(s):: Villalba, J. J., Provenza, F. D.

    Plant species present a complex array of biochemicals to herbivores that in conjunction with a plant's physical structure influence intake. The role of postingestive feedback from macronutrients on the ingestion of a low-quality forage by sheep was investigated. The ingestive behaviour of 2...

  9. The effects of two different amounts of dietary grain on the digestibility of the diet and behaviour of intensively managed horses

    Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Clegg, H. A., Buckley, P., Friend, M. A., McGreevy, P. D.

    The current experiment examined the effect of switching from a moderate grain diet to a high grain diet, as are typically fed to intensively managed horses, on some behavioural and physiological (oro-caecal transit time [OCTT], digestibility, plasma cortisol concentrations and heart rate)...

  10. The effects of diet and weaning method on the behaviour of young horses

    Contributor(s):: Nicol, C. J., Badnell-Waters, A. J., Bice, R., Kelland, A., Wilson, A. D., Harris, P. A.

  11. Effects of fermentable starch on behaviour of growing pigs in barren or enriched housing

    Contributor(s):: Bolhuis, J. E., Brand, H. van den, Bartels, A. C., Oostindjer, M., Borne, J. J. G. C. van den, Kemp, B., Gerrits, W. J. J.

    Fermentation of resistant starch might prolong satiety, and, therefore, positively affect behaviour and welfare of restrictedly-fed pigs. The impact of a potentially satiating diet likely depends on housing conditions, such as the availability of rooting material which may serve as a substrate...