Impact of shelter in hot Mediterranean climate on feed intake, feed utilization and body fluid distribution in sheep

@article{Silanikove1987ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of shelter in hot Mediterranean climate on feed intake, feed utilization and body fluid distribution in sheep},
  author={Nissim Silanikove},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={1987},
  volume={9},
  pages={207-215}
}
Sheep fully exposed to Mediterranean summer conditions had a higher respiration rate and a higher body temperature than sheep with access to shade. Nevertheless, feed intake and water intake of non-sheltered animals was not different from that of sheltered ones and both maintained their body weight on medium quality hay. Apparent digestibility of organic matter was higher in the non-sheltered animals than in the sheltered ones. The mean retention time of undigested feed in the rumen and in the… CONTINUE READING

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