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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fornicata were not examined for assimilable organic matter, but given the rate of occurrence and the size of fecal pellets, it would appear that coprophagy is a minor contributor to caloric consumption.
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.
The rabbit has the habit of practicing coprophagy, or the consuming of its own droppings.
Vitamin K can be absorbed directly from the intestinal tract or by coprophagy (feces-eating), which serves as an important source of nutrients in many animals, including the pig.
Sorokin describes the shocking scene of coprophagy in painstaking detail against a sylvan backdrop bathed in gentle moonlight, thereby reducing ad absurdum socialist realism's symbolic motif of "passing on the baton" of discipline and ideological conviction from one generation to another.
coprophagy and biosynthesis of cell material by microbial processing of metabolites, feed and feces) that may have contributed to the higher PL growth.
In addition to examination of the precise use of mouthparts, other observations included the extent of coprophagy, other aspects of foraging behavior, silk spinning and tube construction.
The performance art section alone catalogues on-stage or filmed acts of copulation, masturbation, fellatio, bestiality, vomiting, excretion, coprophagy, disembowellment, dismemberment, genital mutilation, self-trepanation, and plastic surgery.
Both hares and microtines engage in coprophagy, a possible transmission route.
Mountaineers are said to enjoy the fear of heights, while aficionados of midnight cult films love to be disgusted by such things as incidents of coprophagy in movies such as John Waters's Pink Flamingos.
If the target is sameness and difference or distance and identity, and the weapon coprophagy, then the power of subversion is less effective: sameness and difference are threatened but never totally eliminated by coprophagy, for coprophagy often meets resistance, leaves a residue, an abject, in "ce jeu du meme et de l'autre" which is "le scheme principal de tout le recit sadien" (p.
different tadpoles may feed in different regions of the tank or may feed by coprophagy versus eating rabbit chow).