Raw meat structure and feeding behaviour of domestic cats: how important is testure in determining long-term intake?

David Thomas, Nicola Schreurs, W.H. Hendriks, G. Bosch

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Abstract

The objective of this work was to study the effect of food texture on feeding behavior and associated food intake in cats. Raw meat from beef carcasses was fed as strips or in puréed form to eight cats, and the number of bites, bite size, oral processing time, and number of meals were recorded. The physical structure of the food had a significant effect on the feeding behavior in cats, but less effect on the amount of food ingested. The study is now continuing to look at beef offal with different textural and palatability properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages27-30
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe Companion Animal Nutrition (CAN) Summit - San José, Costa Rica
Duration: 2 May 20194 May 2019
https://www.purinainstitute.com/sites/g/files/auxxlc381/files/2019-09/2019-CAN-summit-full-proceedings.pdf

Conference

ConferenceThe Companion Animal Nutrition (CAN) Summit
CountryCosta Rica
CitySan José
Period2/05/194/05/19
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