Animal Nutrition

From Theory to Practice

December 2019
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  • Published
    5th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781789242911
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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Nutrition is the key driver of animal health, welfare and production. In agriculture, nutrition is crucial to meet increasing global demands for animal protein and consumers' demands for cheaper meat, milk and eggs and higher standards of animal welfare. For companion animals, good nutrition is essential for quality and length of life.

Animal Nutrition examines the science behind the nutrition and feeding of the major domesticated animal species: sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, deer, goats, pigs, poultry, alpacas, horses, dogs and cats. It includes introductory chapters on digestion and feeding standards, followed by chapters on each animal containing information on digestive anatomy and physiology, evidence-based nutrition and feeding requirements and common nutritional and metabolic diseases. Clear diagrams, tables and breakout sections make this text readily understandable, and it will be of value to tertiary students of animal nutrition and to practicing veterinarians, livestock consultants, producers and nutritionists.

1: Introduction to Animal Nutrition
2: Digestion in the Monogastric Animal
3: Ruminant Nutrition
4: Feeding Standards for Animals
5: Sheep and Goat Nutrition
6: Beef Cattle Nutrition
7: Dairy Cattle Nutrition
8: Grazing Animal Nutrition
9: Camelid Nutrition
10: Dog and Cat Nutrition
11: Horse Nutrition
12: Pig Nutrition
13: Poultry Nutrition

Philip Ian Hynd

Philip Ian Hynd is at University of Adelaide, Australia.