Intermittent fasting during winter and spring affects body composition and reproduction of a migratory duck


We compared food intake, body mass and body composition of male and female black ducks (Anas rubripes) during winter (January–March). Birds were fed the same complete diet ad libitum on consecutive days each week without fasting (control; nine male; nine female) or with either short fasts (2 day.week–1; nine male; nine female), or long fasts (4 day.week–1… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00360-002-0267-y

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