Lactation and Energetics of Growth in the Brush-Tailed Bettong, Bettongia-Penicillata (Marsupialia, Potoroidae) in Captivity

@inproceedings{Merchant1994LactationAE,
  title={Lactation and Energetics of Growth in the Brush-Tailed Bettong, Bettongia-Penicillata (Marsupialia, Potoroidae) in Captivity},
  author={Jc Merchant and Ja Libke and Mj de Smith},
  year={1994}
}
  • Jc Merchant, Ja Libke, Mj de Smith
  • Published 1994
  • Biology
  • Milk samples were collected from 20 captive bettongs at various times during the 140 days of lactation to determine milk composition. Milk consumption rates of young were measured, using Na-22 turnover, up to the time of their permanent emergence from the pouch and before solid food was consumed. Milk composition followed the general patterns of change observed previously in other marsupials and included the characteristic drop in carbohydrate concentrations associated with permanent exit from… CONTINUE READING

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