Food preference and acceptance of novel foods by lambs depend on the composition of the basal diet.

@article{Wang1996FoodPA,
  title={Food preference and acceptance of novel foods by lambs depend on the composition of the basal diet.},
  author={Jinhua Wang and Frederick D. Provenza},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1996},
  volume={74 10},
  pages={2349-54}
}
Ruminants eat a variety of foods, varying in toxins and nutrients, but no hypotheses adequately explain this behavior. We offer an explanation, one which encompasses avoidance of toxins and acquisition of nutrients. A key concept in this hypothesis is aversion, the decrease in preference for food just eaten as a result of sensory input (taste, odor, texture… CONTINUE READING