coprophagy


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coprophagy

[kə′präf·ə·jē]
(zoology)
Feeding on dung or excrement.
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While managing coprophagy requires some effort on your part, it can be next to impossible to stop your dog from eating other feces, especially outdoors.
coprophagy), disturbance from vehicles likely overpowered these effects.
KEY WORDS: Atlantic slippersnail, Crepidula fornicata, feeding, mucus net, coprophagy, food pouch
Other dietary sources of protein include dead protozoans obtained from proctodeal feeding, cannibalism and necrophagy, and coprophagy (Noirot and Noirot-Timothee 1969; Collins 1983; Hunt and Nalepa 1994; Nation 2002; Arquette et al.
The quite prevalent type of 'abnormal behavior' in populations of Chimps at zoos is coprophagy, reported in many previous studies (Payne et al., 2008; Nash et al., 1999), was not observed in the present study.
The brigadier is treated to the pleasures of ritual coprophagy, described with the utmost exactitude and gusto, at the feet of a beautiful dominatrix.
Studies about the effects of several of these devices on the chimpanzee behavioral budget changes have shown a significative increase of desirable behavior (mutual grooming, play, tool use, social interaction) and significant decreases in abnormal behavior (coprophagy, hair pulling and ingestion, self mutilation, repetitive regurgitation and vomit ingestion, aggression, stereotyped movements such as swinging and self embracement) [28, 32].
They've learned to be silent and eat quickly, often moving soon after to a safe place, where they'll practice coprophagy - eating their own soft, green waste pellets to extract some of the nourishment they failed to absorb when their low-nutrition food first passed through their gut.
Nevertheless, the incidence of Salmonella crop contamination might be increased up to fivefold during feed withdrawal and is probably caused by coprophagy (Corrier et al., 1999b).