Diet selection and feed choices are important in all animals
a. What are associative effects of feeds? (10 marks)
b. Define ‘post-ingestive feedback’ giving an example. (15 marks)
c. While we make assumptions about feed selection based on the digestive system of
the animal, species differences within animal types also influence diet selection.
Compare a grazing small ruminant animal (e.g. sheep) with a large ruminant (e.g.
cow) and comment on key differences each species would make in terms of diet
preferences and the physiology/anatomy underpinning such choices.