Nutrition therapy for human gastrointestinal disorders and application to captive non-human primates

Citation

Reppert A. 2015. Nutrition therapy for human gastrointestinal disorders and application to captive non-human primates. In Bissell H, Brooks M Eds. Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Portland, OR.

Abstract

Abnormal gastrointestinal function is considered to be a common problem among captive non-human primates. Certain nutrients and diet patterns are implicated in abnormal gastrointestinal function and disease. The human nutrition field uses medical nutrition therapies to prevent and/or manage a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. Some of these may be appropriate for application to non-human primates. Current evidence-based nutrition interventions for gastrointestinal disorders in humans are reviewed, and application to captive non-human primates discussed.

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