Jillian S Davis

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The three species of vampire bats (Phyllostomidae: Desmodontinae), Desmodus rotundus, Diaemus youngi, and Diphylla ecaudata, are the only mammals that obtain all nutrition from vertebrate blood (sanguinivory). Because of the unique challenges of this dietary niche, vampire bats possess a suite of behavioral, physiological, and morphological specializations.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the mechanical loading environment of the jaw in goats during ingestive and rumination chewing. DESIGN Rosette strain gauges were attached to the external surface of the mandibular corpus in five goats to record bone strains during the mastication of hay and rumination. RESULTS Strain magnitudes and maximum physiological strain(More)
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