한국초지조사료학회 학술대회논문집 한국초지조사료학회 2009년도 제3회 한중일 국제 심포지움 (p.226-227)

Effects of Plant Secondary Metabolites(flavone) on Foraging Behavior of Sheep

초록

Ingestion of plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) presents a major challenge to mammalian herbivores. We investigated the relationship between PSM concentrations in the diet and feeding patterns in sheep fed diet containing flavone extracted from Apocynum venetum. Results showed that the flavone concentrations significantly influenced food intake by sheep. With the concentration of flavone in diet increase, sheep can regulate their intake of PSM within limits that are tolerable.