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ad lib·i·tum

 (ăd lĭb′ĭ-təm)
adj.
1. Music At the discretion of the performer. Used chiefly as a direction giving license to alter or omit a part.
2. Of or relating to a diet in which the amount of food is not restricted.
adv.
1. Music At the discretion of the performer: repeat ad libitum.
2. Without restriction; freely: mice that were fed ad libitum.

[Latin ad, according to + libitum, past participle of libēre, to please.]

ad libitum

(ˈlɪbɪtʊm; -təm)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music (to be performed) at the performer's discretion. Often shortened to: ad lib
[see ad-lib]

ad lib•i•tum

(æd ˈlɪb ɪ təm)
adj., adv.
(used as a musical direction) at one's pleasure; not obligatory or indispensable.
[1695–1705; < Latin]

ad libitum

at the performer’s discretion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ad libitum - without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib"
Translations

ad libitum

adv (Mus) → ad libitum, in freiem Tempo
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After 3 months of ad libitum feeding, half of the animals were moved to a restricted diet.
2007) during abomasal bloat in young ruminants fed with an ad libitum feeding system that resulted in the consumption of great quantities of fermentable foods.
In another report 75 % restriction of ad-libitum feeding exhibited an economic advantage over ad libitum feeding by enhancing feed utilization (Noveli, 2008, 2009).
As a result of the two different experiments performed in two different periods, it was found that while ad libitum feeding ratio and temperature had positive effect on the growth performance of the fish, among three different levels of the salinity, the optimum positive effect on the growth of the fish were found for the 18 salinity concentration.
The situation may further aggravate if combined with ad libitum feeding during hot and humid climatic conditions (Wiernusz, 1998; Daghir, 2008).
However, ad libitum feeding has been implicated in mortality and health problems such as ascites, tibial dyschondroplasia, necrosis of the femoral head, angular and torsional long bone deformities, perosis, spinal deformities, obesity and Sudden Death Syndrome [1, 3, 4].
Our group is been using an experimental model were the low quality tropical grass forage available during winter under grazing conditions is simulated with the ad libitum feeding of late cutting of Stargrass hay.
1260) compared serum concentrations of BPA over a 24-hr period after oral bolus administration or ad libitum feeding in mice and assessed for buildup with dietary exposure.
Our results indicate that variations in HDL composition and metabolism induced by ad libitum feeding of a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet may not be considered as pro-atherogenic and detrimental in terms of cardiovascular risk," she reported.
05) in hemoglobin and packed cell volume percentage between the control and the other groups in ad libitum feeding.