coprophagy


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coprophagy

 [kop-rof´ah-je]
the ingestion of feces.

cop·ro·pha·gi·a

(kop'rō-fāj'ya),
The eating of excrement.
Synonym(s): coprophagy, scatophagy

coprophagy

(kop-rof'a-je) [? + phagein, to eat]
The eating of excrement. Synonym: scatophagy

coprophagy

the ingestion of dung or feces; a vice in dogs; normal in rabbits. Called also cecotrophy.
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6%) became entrained into food cords in 22 distinct events, leading to coprophagy as the individual consumed the feces-containing cords (Figs.
Additionally, changes were made in the cage environment and husbandry to limit coprophagy, and all wooden toys and perches were removed from the cage and replaced with acrylic or cloth alternatives.
Coprophagy has been identified as a mechanism to obtain nutrients and vital elements used by many marine animals including the shrimp Litopenaeus setiferus (cf.
The animals were deprived of food 24 h before the study and transferred to metabolic cages so as to avoid coprophagy.
Coprophagy was observed in this study, as reported by Wilks (1962).
Image analysis of faecal material grazed upon by three species of copepods: evidence for coprorhexy, coprophagy and coprochaly.
This habit of ingesting soft pellets is known as coprophagy.
Animals were housed in raised bottom mesh cages to prevent coprophagy and were kept in environmentally controlled rooms with temperature regulated at 22 [+ or -] 2 [degrees]C, 12/12 h light and dark cycle.
The canine host is given daily freedom of the grounds and has a history of coprophagy of raccoon feces.
One of the most interesting of these is coprophagy.
To avoid coprophagy, the rats were kept individually in cages with raised floors of wide mesh and divided randomly into six groups (n = 6).