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The domestic cat Felis silvestris catus is the most accessible member of the family Felidae for the study of the relationship between food selection and nutrition. In contrast to pack-living animals such as the dog, and opportunistic omnivores such as the rat, the cat is generally able to maintain its normal body weight even when allowed ad libitum access(More)
Train crew management involves the development of a duty timetable for each of the drivers (crew) to cover a given train timetable in a rail transport organization. This duty timetable is spread over a certain period, known as the roster planning horizon. Train crew management may arise either from the planning stage, when the total number of crew and crew(More)
A high incidence of tibial dyschondroplasia was present naturally in a variety of strains of ducks. The incidence was higher in heavy strains than in light strains and both incidence and severity were markedly reduced by early restriction of growth rate. The incidence and severity differed somewhat in groups of ducks of the same strain and growing at the(More)
Birds have a high demand for the amino acid glycine due to its involvement in uric acid biosynthesis. Because the ability to synthesize glycine may be limited in the immature liver of young birds, glycine is usually considered to be semiessential in the diet of newly hatched chicks. This study investigated the effects of supplementary dietary glycine on(More)
Flat chests, characterised by a dorsoventral flattening of the rib cage, affect 3 to 4 per cent of all Burmese kittens born in the United Kingdom. Similar deformities have been reported in kittens born to taurine-depleted queens. In an investigation of whether there might be a relationship between whole blood taurine levels and the appearance of flat chests(More)
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