Nutritional challenges associated with feeding a multispecies exhibit: a series of case studies

Citation

Schlegel ML, Edwards MS, Lintzenich BA, Slifka KA, Valdes EV. 2005. Nutritional challenges associated with feeding a multispecies exhibit: a series of case studies. 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.

Abstract

Feeding multi-species exhibits can be challenging in many ways. The first is ensuring that each species, as well as, each individual has access to a diet without excessive competition from another species. The second is ensuring that animals with different nutrient requirements are able to consume the appropriate diet. The third is to ensure that animals do not consume a diet which may be balanced for one species but predispose another to health problems.

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