Diets—Their Botanical Composition and Nutritional Value
The use herbivores make of available plant matter is rarely random—large herbivores are generally selective in their feeding, preferring some and avoiding other components of the available plant matter. The choice of food plants determines the nutritional quality of the diet, and thus the rate of energy flow into an herbivore population. It also directs the animals’ impact on the vegetation.
KeywordsCrude Protein Perennial Grass Fecal Material Botanical Composition Domestic Horse
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.