Nutritional Articles

Sensory varieties in concentrate diets for stabled horses: effects on behaviour and selection.

Published: 2005-05-12

Brief content of the article
This study investigated the effects of sensory variety on diet selection and behaviour on concentrate diets and whether restricted variety affects foraging behaviour of stabled horses. In three replicated trials, four low energy concentrates were presented. In trial 1 formulation varied with no added flavourants, in trial 2 formulation and flavour varied. In the third trial the formulation was kept constant but the flavour was varied. A full abstract may be obtained from the publisher’s website.
Keywords: flavour; diet selection; multiple concentrates; foraging behaviour; behavior.

Reference
Goodwin, D., Davidson, H.P.B. and Harris, P. 2005. Sensory varieties in concentrate diets for stabled horses: effects on behaviour and selection. Appl. Anim. Beh. Sci. 90: 337-349.

Website and publisher
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/applanim