Conditioned Food Aversion: From Theory to Practice
Society for Range Management
RAlphs, M. H., Provenza, F. D., Pfister, J. A., Graham, D., Duff, G. & Greathouse, G. (2001). Conditioned Food Aversion: From Theory to Practice. Rangelands, 23(2), 14-18.
In most plant communities there are plants that can poison animals. A few plants contain high levels of toxins, or contain highly toxic compounds, and pose a real threat to grazing livestock. Some of these plants may be readily grazed by livestock, which makes it difficult to manage around them. Conditioned food aversion offers a way to train livestock to avoid eating specific poisonous plants.