Diet Composition and Quality in Indian Bison (Bos gaurus) Based on Fecal Analysis

@inproceedings{Gad2011DietCA,
  title={Diet Composition and Quality in Indian Bison (Bos gaurus) Based on Fecal Analysis},
  author={S. D. Gad and S. Shyama},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
  year={2011}
}
  • S. D. Gad, S. Shyama
  • Published in Zoological science 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Diet composition and quality of the Indian Bison (Bos gaurus) was estimated by fecal analysis. The results, together with studies in other parts of India, indicate that gaurs are primarily intermediate or adaptable mixed feeders. Fecal composition varied seasonally, with high proportion of grasses, forbs, and woody plant leaves, particularly Cynodon dactylon, Cyperus rotundus in monsoon and post monsoon, and Strobilanthes callosus, Strobilanthes ixiocephalus, Grewia tiliaefolia and Syzygium… CONTINUE READING
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