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H Bamboo as a Source of Forage
MATERIALS AND METHODS
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animal Appendix Table approximately average bamboo leaves captive animal carnivores cell contents cell wall constituents cell wall digestion cellulose chemical composition CM CM consumed contained crude protein culms cuticle cutin Davis diameter diet selection dietary dietary fiber difference Digestibility of bamboo digestive tract dry matter basis eaten February fecal particle fecal samples feces Feed intake feedstuff feline diet female's fiber gastrointestinal tract giant panda grasses gross energy gruel H H H hemicellulose herbivore herbivore species highly digestible increased kcal leaf lignin liquid marker male panda marker recoveries McClure mg/g mineral National Zoo nutrient nutritional strategy nutritive value particle marker passage of ingesta percentage personal communication Phyllostachys aureosulcata pith fractions plant fractions Polyethylene glycol Procyonidae Pseudosasa japonica Sheldon shoot and shoot silica Sloth bears Soest Solderstrom species of bamboo stalks stem fractions Thamnocalamus Ursidae utilize value of bamboo vitro digestibility weight