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Caecotrophy in caged Mountain hares (Lepus timidus)


  • Å. Pehrson

    1. Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, S- 770 31 Riddarhyttan, Sweden
    2. Department of Animal Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, S-750 07 Uppsala 7, Sweden
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The paper deals with caecotrophy in captive Mountain hares fed normal hare browse. The daily and seasonal patterns of hard and soft faeces excretion are described. Chemical analyses of the faeces have also been performed.

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