Biochemical and physiological observations in meerkats (Suricata suricatta) at two zoos during dietary transition to a diet designed for insectivores

Citation

Gutzmann L, Hill HK, Koutsos E. 2007. Biochemical and physiological observations in meerkats (Suricata suricatta) at two zoos during dietary transition to a diet designed for insectivores. In Ward A, Hunt A, Maslanka M, Eds. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Knoxville, TN.

Abstract

These studies assess the short-term and long-term effects of a commercially available manufactured diet (MazuriĀ® Insectivore, PMI Nutrition International, P.O. Box 66812, St. Louis, MO 63166-6812) intended for the feeding of insectivorous animals. The initial study evaluated palatability of the diet and the maintenance of health in captive meerkats over a 6-week period.

Gutzmann – BIOCHEMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OBSERV A TIONS IN MEERKA TS (SURICATA SURICATTA) AT TWO ZOOS DURING A DIETARY TRANSITION TO A DIET DESIGNED FOR INSECTIVORES..pdf     327 KB