Zeigler LD, Edwards MS, Bray RE. 2001. Development of an intranet browse identification reference. 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.
The general term “browse” refers to harvest plant materials that are including as a component of a captive animal’s diet. These materials may satisfy a nutritional, behavioral or combination of components desired in the feeding program. The Zoological Society of San Diego (ZSSD) maintains a comprehensive list of plant species (browse) which may be used with the animal collections, however there was no associated resource available to identify those same species. Using criteria established by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), approximately fifty browse species were identified and described in a ZSSD intranet-based document, as well as a paper-based document. In identifying all browse species that are fed to zoo animals, the possibility maximizing the positive aspects of such food items can be maintained, while minimizing potential negative aspects (e.g., toxicosis).Zeigler – Development Of An Intranet Browse Identification Reference.pdf     1 MB