Chapter 41. Animal Nutrition. Jesse Couch Haley McKay. 41.1 Homeostatic Mechanisms manage an animal’s energy budget. Herbivores =eat mainly autotrophs (cattle, hares, snails) Carnivores = eat other animals (hawks, spiders, sharks)
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Four Main Feeding Mechanisms of Animals
- The stores of glycogen are used up and the body starts to break down proteins, muscles decrease in size, brain become protein-deficient.
- Can cause death or irreversible side-effects
- Body hoards fat instead of using it for energy expenditure