Effects of early experience on voluntary intake of low-quality roughage by sheep.

@article{Distel1994EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of early experience on voluntary intake of low-quality roughage by sheep.},
  author={Roberto A Distel and Juan J. Villalba and H E Laborde},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={1191-5}
}
This study determined 1) how experience early in life with cured weeping lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) (low-quality roughage) or fresh oats (Avena sativa) (high-quality roughage) affected consumption of low- or high-quality roughage by lambs later in life and 2) whether this early dietary experience affected passage of undigested residues through the digestive tract and digestion of low-quality roughage. From 1 to 5 mo of age, experienced lambs (EL) were grazing cured weeping lovegrass… CONTINUE READING
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