Short-term diet changes revealed using stable carbon isotopes in horse tail-hair

  title={Short-term diet changes revealed using stable carbon isotopes in horse tail-hair},
  author={Adam G West and Linda K. Ayliffe and Thure E Cerling and Todd F. Robinson and B J Karren and M. Denise Dearing and James R Ehleringer},
1. We demonstrate the potential of extracting high-resolution dietary information from stable carbon isotopes ( δ 13 C) in horse tail-hair, in response to short-term changes in diet in controlled feeding experiments. 2. Tail hairs were sampled from six horses that had been equilibrated to C3 forage and were then subjected to a series of short-term diet switches to the C4 Coastal Bermuda Grass ( Cynodon dactylon L.). Four of these horses were equilibrated to Alfalfa ( Medicago sativa L.) and… CONTINUE READING


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