Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3492
Clauss, M; Lechner-Doll, M; Behrend, A; Lason, K; Lang, D; Streich, W J (2001). Particle retention in the forestomach of a browsing ruminant, the roe deer capreolus capreolus. Acta Theriologica, 46(1):103-107.
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A combination of a flotation/sedimentation experiment and sieve analysis for the reticulorumen (RR) contents of roe deer Capreolus capreolus Linnaeus, 1758, a browsing ruminant, showed that there was no correlation between particle size and particle density. Large particles were present in both the sedimented and the buoyant fraction, which is in accord with the reported absence of stratification of RR contents in browsing ruminants. Comparative sieve analysis of roe deer RR and caecal/rectal material demonstrated that there must be some selective particle retention in the browsing ruminant as well, as a certain fraction of large particles in RR contents does not occur in the caecal/rectal material. These results lead to the explanatory dilemma that, while selective particle retention is observed, it cannot be due to the mechanisms known to work in grazing ruminants.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology
|Deposited On:||10 Nov 2008 13:31|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2014 15:47|
|Publisher:||Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences|
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