Changes in food intake and gut size in Japanese quail in response to manipulation of dietary fibre content.

@article{Savory1976ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in food intake and gut size in Japanese quail in response to manipulation of dietary fibre content.},
  author={C. John Savory and Michael J. Gentle},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1976},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={571-80}
}
Adult Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) which had been fed, since hatching, on either a conventional diet (low-fibre) or on the same diet diluted with 200 g oak sawdust/kg (high-fibre) took 8 to 10 d to adjust their food intake when their diets were interchanged. 2. Those fed on high-fibre weighed less than those fed on low-fibre diet, and body weight changed rapidly when the diets were interchanged. All the birds digested about the same weight of nutrients in a day, irrespective of… CONTINUE READING

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