Responses of pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae) to changes in diet quality

Abstract

We examined digestibility of dry matter, nutrients, and fiber, and food intake, metabolic fecal losses, weight change, and gut size of pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae) in relation to diet quality in the laboratory. Pocket gophers were maintained for 15–20 days on one of seven diets which contained from 18% to 56% neutral detergent fiber (NDF). NDF content… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00318321

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