Application of non-ruminant herbivore nutrition


Hintz HF. 2005. Application of non-ruminant herbivore nutrition. In Graffam W, Hellinga D, Maslanka M, Ward A, Eds. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Omaha, NE.


The nutrition of the horse has perhaps been studied more than the nutrition of any other non-ruminant herbivore. Information about the nutrition of the horse may be of value when formulating diets of some wild non-ruminant herbivores. Of course, quantitative nutrient requirements developed for the horse must be used with caution for other animals, if at all. Knowledge of energy, protein, mineral and vitamin metabolism, however, might have value and be useful for other species. Information about hindgut activity could be useful.

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