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Comparative aspects of water intake and its flow through the gastro-intestinal tract of kids and lambs

  • M. R. Alam (a1), D. P. Poppi (a1) and A. R. Sykes (a1)

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It is increasingly being recognized that water intake in goats is considerably lower than in sheep on the same feed (Gihad, 1976; Gihad, El-Bedawy & Mehrez, 1980; Alam, Poppi & Sykes, 1983). It is, however, difficult to judge the significance of this difference for water transactions in the digestive tract. This paper describes the comparative water consumption and flow in the digestive tract of kids and lambs.

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