Nutrition Experiments in Pigs and Poultry

A Practical Guide

October 2016
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    11th October 2016
  • ISBN 9781780647005
  • Language English
  • Pages 180 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images figures

This practical research text provides an invaluable resource for all animal and veterinary scientists designing, analyzing, and interpreting results from nutrition and feed experiments in pigs and poultry.

The emphasis throughout is on the practical aspects of designing nutrition experiments. The book builds on the basics and proceeds to describe the limitations of experiment design involving different ingredients. It then characterizes experimental diets including ingredient selection, composition, and the minimum proximate analysis required. The text details measurements and the tools available for understanding diverse data sets, data analysis, and the eventual publication of the research.

This fully balanced and extensively referenced yet practical text is an invaluable resource to all animal, veterinary, and biomedical scientists involved in the designing of nutrition experiments in pigs and poultry and the publication of their research.

1: General Principles of Designing a Nutrition Experiment
2: Most Common Designs and Understanding their Limits
3: Practical Relevance of Test Diets
4: Characterization of the Experimental Diets
5: Measurements of Nutrients and Nutritive Value
6: Designing, Conducting and Reporting Swine and Poultry Nutrition Research
7: Extending the Value of the Literature: Data Requirements for Holo-analysis and Interpretation of the Outputs
8: Presentation and Publication of Your Data

Michael R. Bedford

Michael R. Bedford is at AB Vista Feed Ingredients, Ltd., UK.

Mingan Choct

Mingan Choct is CEO of AB-Vista Feed Ingredients, UK.

Helen Massey O'Neill

Helen Massey O'Neill known as Nell, graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Nutritional Biochemistry before going on to do her Ph.D., researching the influence of storage and temperature treatment on nutritional value of wheat for broilers. She progressed to postdoctoral research along with undergraduate teaching in equine science and animal nutrition at Hartpury College and later the University of Nottingham. This included supervising undergraduate and postgraduate projects which lead to her gaining accreditation with the Higher Education Academy in 2010. Teaching commitments continued into 2010-11. Nell's postdoctoral research at Nottingham included involvement in two DEFRA Link funded projects in feedstuff evaluation for pigs and poultry. Nell joined AB Vista in June 2010 as Research Manager where she is involved in managing research and development and regulatory trials for various AB Vista products.