Murtough K, Power M, and Ward A. 2017. Macronutrient composition of milk from an Asian rhinoceros. In Ward A, Coslik A, Brooks M Eds. Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition Foundation and AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Frisco, TX.
Milk composition is a critical aspect of all female mammalian reproductive strategies. The first and usually sole food over an extended time period for mammalian neonates is mother’s milk. The macronutrient composition of milks from different species can vary widely (Oftedal and Iverson, 1995; Skibiel et al 2013). In this study we present data on the macronutrient composition of milk from an Asian rhinoceros cow collected between calf ages 4 and 9 months and compare to the composition of milks of other large terrestrial herbivores.[Power1] Macronutrient-composition-of-milk-from-an-Asian-rhinoceros-across-lactation.pdf     131 KB