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A method of collecting faeces from ewes

  • J. B. Owen (a1) and Jean W. Ingleton (a1)


A Method of estimating grazing intake is essential for studies of feed utilisation in ewes under natural conditions. Since the ewe is a close and selective grazer, methods involving the cutting of comparable grazed and ungrazed areas of the pasture are unlikely to allow reliable estimation of pasture intake. It seems likely that only by a study of the faeces produced can reasonable estimation of individual intakes be made. The first requisite for such estimations is an accurate method of estimating faeces output. Sheep, with their relatively lower and drier faeces output, present fewer problems in total faeces collection than do cattle, which produce large quantities of faeces of a low dry-matter content. The collection of faeces, free from urine, presents a special difficulty in female animals.



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A method of collecting faeces from ewes

  • J. B. Owen (a1) and Jean W. Ingleton (a1)


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