Importance of nutritional and anti-parasite strategies in the foraging decisions of horses : an experimental test

@inproceedings{Fleurance2005ImportanceON,
  title={Importance of nutritional and anti-parasite strategies in the foraging decisions of horses : an experimental test},
  author={G{\'e}raldine Fleurance and Patrick Duncan and Herv{\'e} Fritz and Jacques Cabaret},
  year={2005}
}
The primary goal of foraging herbivores is to maximise the net rate of intake of digestible energy (or of a limiting nutrient). However, foraging strategies of herbivores are also sensitive to other selective forces (e.g. predation, parasites), which may modify their choice of feeding patches. Horses feed in spatially complex swards, and allocate their time… CONTINUE READING