Zoo animal nutrition matrix


Crissey SD. 2001. Zoo animal nutrition matrix. In Edwards M, Lisi KJ, Schlegel ML, Bray RE, Eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Lake Buena Vista, FL.


Providing optimal nutrition by developing an appropriate diet for captive exotic animals is complex. The complexity arises from the many factors that must be considered that may affect the final diet. The zoo animal nutrition matrix was developed to provide those new to developing captive exotic animal diets a guide to affecting factors and to illustrate to all in the zoo and nutrition communities the factors that are considered when formulating a diet. The matrix is best illustrated in a flow chart format. Since there are so many factors, the magnitude of the flow chart does not allow for presentation on a regular sized sheet of paper. Thus it is described below and on the poster, will be presented in flow chart format.

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