Effect of age of exposure on consumption of a shrub by sheep.

@article{Squibb1990EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age of exposure on consumption of a shrub by sheep.},
  author={R C Squibb and Frederick D. Provenza and David F. Balph},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1990},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={987-97}
}
We investigated the influence of age of exposure to a specific forage on its consumption by young sheep both during and after that exposure. Prior exposure to the shrub Cercocarpus montanus enhanced subsequent consumption (P less than or equal to .05) of that shrub by lambs and yearlings during two experiments in consecutive years. Effects of prior exposure persisted as long as 9 mo without intervening exposure. Age of exposure influenced consumption in lambs both during the period of exposure… CONTINUE READING

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