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Modeling amino acid requirements of poultry

Nilva K. Sakomura, Edney P. Silva, Juliano C. P. Dorigam, Robert M. Gous and Normand St-Pierre.

in The Journal of Applied Poultry Research

June 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Pathology and Diseases; Animal Physiology; Ornithology; Veterinary Medicine. 9329 words.

Poultry nutritionists should constantly evaluate their feeds and feeding programs in view of the changes that continue to be made to the potential growth rate of broilers and egg production...

The Effects of Matrix Structure on Movement Decisions of Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)

Robin E. Russell, Robert K. Swihart and Bruce A. Craig.

in Journal of Mammalogy

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 4980 words.

The composition of the landscape between patches (the matrix) can have important effects on movement rates that potentially outweigh the effects of patch size and isolation. We conducted a...

Plant protein and secondary metabolites influence diet selection in a mammalian specialist herbivore

Amy C. Ulappa, Rick G. Kelsey, Graham G. Frye, Janet L. Rachlow, Lisa A. Shipley, Laura Bond, Xinzhu Pu and Jennifer Sorensen Forbey.

in Journal of Mammalogy

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6336 words.

For herbivores, nutrient intake is limited by the relatively low nutritional quality of plants and high concentrations of potentially toxic defensive compounds (plant secondary metabolites...

Factors Affecting Diurnal Activity of Fishers in North-Central British Columbia

Richard D. Weir and Fraser B. Corbould.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 4829 words.

Mustelids, with their long, thin bodies and poor fat storage capabilities, perform an energetic balancing act when making decisions about energy expenditure. Activity rates provide vital...

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The Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) as a Model System for Study of the Evolution of Intelligence

Kay E. Holekamp, Sharleen T. Sakai and Barbara L. Lundrigan.

in Journal of Mammalogy

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 8009 words.

Large brains and great intelligence are metabolically costly, but the social complexity hypothesis suggests that these traits were favored nonetheless in primates by selection pressures...

Estimating detection and density of the Andean cat in the high Andes

Juan Reppucci, Beth Gardner and Mauro Lucherini.

in Journal of Mammalogy

February 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 5840 words.

The Andean cat (Leopardus jacobita) is one of the most endangered, yet least known, felids. Although the Andean cat is considered at risk of extinction, rigorous quantitative population...

Performance and carcass characteristics of Delaware chickens in comparison with broilers

B. A. McCrea, A. F. Mills, K. Matthews and J. Hutson.

in The Journal of Applied Poultry Research

December 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Pathology and Diseases; Animal Physiology; Ornithology; Veterinary Medicine. 3171 words.

The recent resurgence in the popularity of keeping small flocks of chickens has brought with it an interest in the production characteristics of heritage breeds of chicken. The Delaware...