Differences in the range of faecal dry matter content between feeding types of captive wild ruminants

@article{Class2010DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the range of faecal dry matter content between feeding types of captive wild ruminants},
  author={Marcus Class and Matthias Lechner-Doll and Wolf Juergen Streich},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
  year={2010},
  volume={49},
  pages={259-267}
}
The dry matter content of 245 faecal samples of 81 species of captive wild ruminants was investigated. Samples were taken from 10 different zoos from temperate climate during the winter months. All animals hadad libitum access to drinking water. Species were classified as frugivores (FR,n=5), browsers (BR,n=16), intermediate feeders (IM,n=35), and grazers (GR,n=25). While no difference was observed in the average faecal dry matter content between the feeding types, the range of dry matter… 

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