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International Journal of Zoological Research
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-5
DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2005.1.5
Effects of Captivity on Basal Metabolic Rate and Body Composition in Sanderling Bird Calidris alba
Mansour I. AL-Mansour

Abstract:
Effects of captivity on basal metabolic rate and body composition within individual captive Sanderling were investigated. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) was followed in adult captive Sanderling outside the spring migratory period and do not include periods of moult, in conjunction with measurements of body composition (lean mass and fat mass) as predicted using Total Body Electrical Conductivity (TOBEC). BMR, body mass, predicted lean mass and predicted fat mass decreased significantly in nearly all captive Sanderling between year one and year two. The comparison of organ masses between captive and wild Sanderling shows a significant reduction in organ masses in captive Sanderling (liver 39%, p>0.001, gut mass 55% p<0.001, heart 30% p<0.001 and intestine length 30% p<0.001), these reductions might explain the decreases in BMR between year one and two.
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Mansour I. AL-Mansour , 2005. Effects of Captivity on Basal Metabolic Rate and Body Composition in Sanderling Bird Calidris alba. International Journal of Zoological Research, 1: 1-5.

DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2005.1.5

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijzr.2005.1.5

 
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