ACTA THERIOLOGICA SINICA ›› 2014, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (4): 414-.

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The daily food intake and apparent digestibility by captive red gorals in summer

WANG Yingshu,LIU Qunxiu,TIAN Xiuhua,LI Shasha   

  1. College of Wildlife Resources,Northeast Forestry University
  • Online:2014-11-17 Published:2015-02-06
  • Contact: TIAN Xiuhua


王英树 刘群秀 田秀华 李莎莎   

  1. 东北林业大学野生动物资源学院
  • 通讯作者: 田秀华
  • 基金资助:

Abstract: To analyze the daily feed intake and apparent digestibility to forage nutrition of red goral (Nemorhaedus cranbrooki) and determine diet composition,from June to August 2012,8 healthy adult red gorals from the Shanghai Zoo were selected and separated into 2 groups,group I and group II,based on different dietary roughage,to compare the daily food intake and apparent digestibility by red goral to different forages. The results showed that:(1)The average daily food intake of adult red gorals was (2801.44 ± 245. 02)g during the summer;(2)Male daily food intake (P <0. 05),apparent digestibility of crude fiber and apparent digestibility of dried matter and crude protein were significantly different between the two groups (P <0.05),and the difference in crude fat between the 2 groups was not significant. Red gorals showed preferences toward palatability of the Group II diet with higher daily intake and digestibility;therefore,Group II is the recommended diet for captive red gorals.

Key words: Apparent digestibility, Daily feed intake, Red goral (Nemorhaedus cranbrooki)

关键词: 赤斑羚, 日食量, 表观消化率