Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 48, Number 1 (January 1995) by Authors
Technical Note: A total urine collection apparatus for female bison and cattleDeliberto, T. J.; Urness, P. J. (Society for Range Management, 1995-01-01)A urinary collection device is described for use in metabolism studies on female bison (Bison bison) and cattle. Separating urine from feces, and collecting all urine produced by female animals in metabolism stalls present difficulties. Catheters are usually used on animals in confinement, but often with varying degrees of success. Thus, an external device designed to divert urine into collection receptacles was developed. The urine collection apparatus was used successfully in six 8-day metabolism trials conducted during 1991 and 1992.