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v. fed (fĕd), feeding, feeds
a. To give food to; supply with nourishment: feed the children.
b. To provide as food or nourishment: fed fish to the cat.
a. To serve as food for: The turkey is large enough to feed a dozen.
b. To produce food for: The valley feeds an entire county.
1. To eat. Used of animals: pigs feeding at a trough.
2. To be nourished or supported: an ego that feeds on flattery.
a. Food for animals, especially livestock.
b. The amount of such food given at one time.
2. Informal A meal, especially a large one: We had a great feed at the restaurant.
3. The act of providing food, especially to an animal: food given at one feed.
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Patient discussion about feed

Q. Feeding Tub. How does the Feeding Tub works?

A. Is it easy to feed someone with a feeding tub?. My husband has cancer and can not eat any thing. The cancer is in the voice box.

Q. I gave birth 2 weeks ago and I am having real difficulties breast feeding it hurts really bad, and I am constantly worried that my baby isn't eating enough. What can I do?

A. if it really hurts, maybe you should stop it for a while (maybe there is a micro/small wound at your nipple). You should cure it first then you can soon start breastfeeding your baby again.

Just make sure you have enough drink, be relaxed while breastfeeding, and have enough & healthy nutrition also!
Stay healthy always..

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In the present study, diets with various FM replacement levels showed different effects on the two juvenile horseshoe crab species in terms of survival rate, growth performance (FBW and TGC), and feed utilization (FR and FER) indices.
[15.] Lin S, Mai K, Tan B (2007) Effects of exogenous enzyme supplementation in diets on growth and feed utilization in tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus x O.
Effect of feeding frequency on growth, feed utilization and size variation of juvenile gibel carp (Carassius auratus gibelio).
From the present study, the growth performance and feed utilizations of fish were not significantly different between groups.
Growth performance, feed utilization, innate immunity, digestibility and disease resistance of juvenile red seabream (Pagrus major) fed diets supplemented with protein hydrolysates.
Growth response and feed utilization indices were estimated using various growth indices including weight gain, feed conversion ratio (FCR), specific growth rate (SGR), protein efficiency ratio (PER), and apparent net protein utilization (ANPU).
The growth performance and feed utilization of fish fed with the experimental diets in the present study are shown in Table 3.
Poultry additives are primarily included to improve the efficiency of the bird's growth and/or laying capacity, prevent diseases, and improve feed utilization. Any additives used in the feed need to be approved for use and then used as directed with respect to inclusion levels and duration of feeding the poultry.