1. 1. Digestion trials were conducted with four Barbados sheep, two rock hyraxes and two rabbits fed alfalfa pellets. 2. 2. Transit times through the digestive tract were also studied with feed coated with chromic oxide. 3. 3. The digestion coefficients for dry matter, cell wall, hemicellulose and cellulose obtained with the hyraxes were intermediate between those obtained with sheep and rabbits. 4. 4. The rock hyraxes had transit times (95% recovery of marker) about twice as long as for rabbit and about 70% of that for the sheep.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology|
|State||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology