FIBER DIGESTIBILITY BY THE ORANGUTAN (PONGO ABELII): IN VITRO AND IN VIVO

@inproceedings{Schmidt2005FIBERDB,
  title={FIBER DIGESTIBILITY BY THE ORANGUTAN (PONGO ABELII): IN VITRO AND IN VIVO},
  author={Debra A. Schmidt and Monty Stephen Kerley and Janet L. Dempsey and Ingrid Porton and James H. Porter and Mark Eldridge Griffin and Mark R. Ellersieck and William C Sadler},
  booktitle={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2005}
}
  • Debra A. Schmidt, Monty Stephen Kerley, +5 authors William C Sadler
  • Published in
    Journal of zoo and wildlife…
    2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Limited nutritional information exists on diets of free-ranging orangutans, Pongo abelii and P. pygmaeus. Although they are classified as frugivores, the chemical composition of their diet and their gastrointestinal anatomy suggest that they rely on fiber fermentation for a substantial portion of energy. However, the extent to which they can ferment fiber is not known. Continuous culture systems, inoculated with orangutan fecal bacteria, were established to determine the fiber… CONTINUE READING

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