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Coprophagy in Brandt's vole (Microtus brandti) from the Inner Mongolian grasslands



Coprophagy in Brandt's vole (Microtus brandti) from the Inner Mongolian grasslands



Folia Zoologica 51(Suppl. 1): 105-107



We studied coprophagous behaviour in Brandt's vole using a solute food marker (Co-EDTA). Examination of marker concentrations in the stomach, small intestine, caecum and colon of voles killed at half-hour intervals after a pulse dose of Co-EDTA indicated that the marker was recycled to the stomach by coprophagy. Recycling of digesta via coprophagy enables Brandt's vole to utilise diets of higher fibre contents. This is the first evidence for coprophagy in this species.

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