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Potential foraging decisions by a desert ungulate to balance water and nutrient intake in a water-stressed environment

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Jay V. Gedir, James W. Cain III, Paul R. Krausman, Jamison D. Allen, Glenn C. Duff, and John R. Morgart, 2016, Potential foraging decisions by a desert ungulate to balance water and nutrient intake in a water-stressed environment: PLoS ONE, v. 11, iss. 2.

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Arid climates have unpredictable precipitation patterns, and wildlife managers often provide supplemental water to help desert ungulates endure the hottest, driest periods. When surface water is unavailable, the only source of water for ungulates comes from the forage they consume, and they must make resourceful foraging decisions to meet their requirements. We compared two desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) populations in Arizona, USA: a treatment population with supplemental water removed during treatment, and a control population. We examined whether sheep altered their seasonal diets without supplemental water. We calculated water and nutrient intake and metabolic water production from dry matter intake and forage moisture [...]

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