Salt and Water Balance of Feral versus Domestic Hampshire Hogs

  title={Salt and Water Balance of Feral versus Domestic Hampshire Hogs},
  author={Stam M. Zervanos and William D. McCort and H. B. Graves},
  journal={Physiological Zoology},
  pages={67 - 77}
A study was conducted to determine the adaptive response to high salt diets of feral hogs living in the salt marshes of Ossabaw Island, Georgia. Two groups of hogs were used. One group consisted of three feral hogs from Ossabaw Island and the other of three domestic Hampshire hogs. Both groups were maintained in metabolism cages under constant environmental conditions and fed consecutive diets of 0.5%, 3%, and 6% salt (NaCl) content. During each dietary regime, observations were made on food… 

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