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22-01-2010 - The Feeding Behavior of the Cat

A New Chapter on IVIS: The Feeding Behavior of the Cat

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A new chapter has been published in the book Encyclopedia of Feline Clinical Nutrition, edited by P. Pibot, D. Elliott and V. Biourge.

The Feeding Behavior of the Cat by D. Horwitz, Y. Soulard and A. Junien-Castagna. In: Encyclopedia of Feline Clinical Nutrition. View article in English or in French.
"Feeding behavior corresponds to all the motor sequences from the search for food, its recognition, acceptance and intake. It thus begins with exploration and ends with swallowing. Although feeding behavior is well studied in domestication and production, only empirical data or anthropomorphic analysis is available for cats. Some recent scientific experiments, essentially performed by petfood manufacturers, are completing the scope of data available in pets."
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