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Author (up) Houpt, K.A. openurl 
  Title Ingestive behavior Type Journal Article
  Year 1990 Publication The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice Abbreviated Journal Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract  
  Volume 6 Issue 2 Pages 319-337  
  Keywords Animals; Eating/*physiology; Feeding Behavior/*physiology; Horses/*physiology  
  Abstract In summary, horses spend 60% or more of their time eating when grazing or when feed is available free choice. Grasses are their preferred food, but they supplement the grass with herbs and woody plants. Sweetened mixtures of oats and corn are the most preferred concentrate. Horses can increase or decrease the time spent eating and amount eaten to maintain caloric intake. Their intake is stimulated by drugs such as diazepam and by the presence of other horses. Horses stop eating when gastric osmolality increases; increases in plasma osmolality, protein, and glucose accompany digestion. Foals eat several times an hour and begin sampling solid food at the same time that their dam is eating. Several areas of particular importance to the equine industry have not been investigated. These areas include the effect of exercise on short- and long-term food intake and the influence of reproductive state on the feeding of mares.  
  Address Department of Physiology, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0749-0739 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:2202495 Approved no  
  Call Number refbase @ user @ Serial 42  
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