winter diet

winter diet

the daily ration of feed for animals in winter; in animals maintained outdoors there needs to be a dietary supplement in winter to compensate for the additional convection heat loss.
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More than 90 percent of their winter diet is shoal grass, an aquatic plant abundant in the protected bays along the Texas Coast.
No, for the 31st year in a row, the winter diet didn't quite go according to plan.
This may explain the high frequency of cotton rats in the winter diet of long-eared owls in western Texas.
The cows bellowed and butted each other and milled about in the barn yard, looking for some tasty green shoot to supplement their winter diet of dry hay.
Cutovers: In the big woods, a deer's winter diet consists largely of woody browse or twigs.
We found that silver birch twigs were in the winter diet because of the presence of platyphyllane that is an inhibitory substance only present in winter twigs of silver birch (Palo et al.
The objective is better horses, bigger races, and although there are plans for a jumper or two to leaven the winter diet of the all-weather, Dalgleish already has half an eye on next Flat season.
Chambers revealed a winter diet was the secret of a fourth straight indoor title, adding: "I've lost about 3kg just this winter.
winter diet was most similar to the previous season, autumn, and the following season, late spring).
We investigated whether sex or age influenced winter diet in American martens (Martes americana) from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan by analyzing gut content of 151 individuals trapped during 2000-2004.