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Ecological Studies

Horses and Grasses

The Nutritional Ecology of Equids and Their Impact on the Camargue

Authors: Duncan, Patrick

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In 1973, a herd of Camargue horses was released into a nature reserve in the Rhone delta of France. The comprehensive long-term study of the resulting population eruption provided the opportunity for a unique analysis of the feeding ecology of free-ranging horses. Horses and Grasses summarizes the study covering digestive physiology, behavior, growth, and demography of wild horses and zebras. It examines how these equids are affected by variations in abundance and quality of grasses and in turn, how grazing affects the plant communities. The book also provides insight into the consequences of the hind-gut fermentation system for equid behavior and ecology and contrasts this feeding strategy with that of the recently evolved, highly successful grazing bovids.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Horses and Grasses
Book Subtitle
The Nutritional Ecology of Equids and Their Impact on the Camargue
Authors
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
87
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2770-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2770-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7661-6
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 287
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