Browsing by Subject "Forage diversity"
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Diet mixing and condensed tannins help explain foraging preferences by Creole goats facing the physical and chemical diversity of native woody plants in the central Monte desert (Argentina). (Comité editorial Animal Feed Science and Technology, 2016-02-26)ARTICULO PUBLICADO EN REVISTA EXTERNA. The aim of this study was to understand the benefit of diet mixing for Creole goats grazingnative forage species in the central Monte desert of Argentina and the drivers of preferencein the mixed diet. To achieve this goal, cafeteria-style experiments were conducted withthirty female Creole goats (2 years old; 44 ± 1.4 kg) and forage species that are typicallyingested by goats in this region: Two tanniniferous (Tricomaria usillo, Mimosa ephedroides)and three non-tanniniferous shrubs (Prosopis flexuosa, Capparis atamisquea, Atriplex lampa).In Experiment 1, ...