Preference for wheat straw by lambs conditioned with intraruminal infusions of starch.

@article{Villalba1997PreferenceFW,
  title={Preference for wheat straw by lambs conditioned with intraruminal infusions of starch.},
  author={Juan J. Villalba and Frederick D. Provenza},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={287-97}
}
We hypothesized that feed preference depends on the interplay between flavour and postingestive effects, and we tested two predictions based on this hypothesis: (1) lambs acquire preferences for poorly nutritious feeds paired with starch; and (2) preferences persist when starch is no longer administered. Twenty lambs were randomly allocated to two groups and conditioned as follows: on odd-numbered days, lambs in group 1 received onion-flavoured wheat straw and lambs in group 2 received oregano… CONTINUE READING