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What is caecotrophy?

What is caecotrophy? Here are some definitions.

  1. (biology) In certain mammals, especially rabbits and other lagomorphs, the consumption of food pellets which are naturally produced by means of digestion, retention in the caecum, and expulsion through the anus.
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To achieve this, food passes through the gut twice, a process called caecotrophy.
The second group was also fed the labelled diet but only during the last ten days of the fattening period when animals were fitted a neck collar to prevent caecotrophy.

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