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
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* Border Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs had a 40 percent rate of coprophagy while no Poodles in their study had this bad habit.
Takahashi, "Effects of prevention of coprophagy on pregnant mice--is coprophagy beneficial on a balanced diet?" Jikken dobutsu.
An additional 34 fecal pellets (7.6%) became entrained into food cords in 22 distinct events, leading to coprophagy as the individual consumed the feces-containing cords (Figs.
Coprophagy by the semi-habituated Chimpanzees of Semliki, Uganda.
TABLE I CATEGORIES OF BEHAVIOUR OBSERVED IN CAPTIVE CHIMPANZEES (Pan troglodytes spp.) AND GORILLAS (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) Behaviour category Behaviour elements Inactivity Sit, stand or lie Feeding Forage, eat and drink Social Allogrooming, play, display, chase, sexual, social conflicts Locomotive Brachiate, run, jump, walk Explorative Manipulative, tool use Abnormal Coprophagy and faecal manipulation, hair pulling and ingestion, repetitive regurgitation and vomit reingestion, stereotyped movements such as swinging and self embracement Interaction with Every behaviour that primates performed visitors to visitors TABLE II ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT DEVICES PROVIDED IN PRIMATE'S FACILITIES DURING SIX WEEKS.
Animals were kept in raised mesh bottom cages to prevent coprophagy and kept in environmentally controlled rooms (25 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C, 12 h light and dark cycle), with free access to water.
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have again found evidence that mammoths used to munch their own leavings - which they call 'coprophagy'.
Additionally, woodrats can benefit from re-ingestion of soft fecal pellets (e.g., coprophagy; Alderton, 1996).
In addition, baits have also been reported to possess secondary poisoning effect through necrophagy and coprophagy (8).
Coprophagy, or feeding on manure, is not new in animal nutrition.
This site features a short film in which two women engage in coprophagy and emetophilia, activities that are (I would venture) inherently repulsive to most people.
Atypical behaviors can include rapid ingestion of food (wolfing), food regurgitation followed by repeated consumption, pica, grass eating, begging, and coprophagy. Secondary signs of abnormal eating patterns can include bloating, nausea and/or vomiting, and other signs of gastrointestinal (GI) distress such as anorexia, rolling, posturing, and restlessness.