Animal Nutrition Science

August 2008
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  • Published
    12th August 2008
  • ISBN 9781845934125
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.5"
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Written for senior undergraduate and graduate students, Animal Nutrition Science introduces the fundamental topics of animal nutrition, in a treatment which deals with terrestrial animals in general. Addressing a wider range of topics than the standard animal nutrition texts, the subjects covered include nutritional ecology and the evolution of feeding styles, nutrients (including minerals, vitamins and water) and their functions, food composition and methods of evaluating foods, mammalian and microbial digestion and the supply of nutrients, control and prediction of food intake, quantitative nutrition and ration formulation, methods of investigating nutritional problems, nutritional genomics, nutrition and the environment, and methods of feed processing and animal responses to processed foods. The many references provide the scientific basis for the text, and give signposts for the reader to extend their enquiry in topics of interest.

Introduction to Nutritional Ecology
The Nutritive Value of Animal Foods: Introductory concepts about Foods, Nutrients and Food Analysis
Methods of Evaluating the availabilty of Nutrients in Foods
The Physico-Chemical Composition and Digestibility of Foods
The Nutritive Value of Animal Foods
Secondary Substances in Concentrates and Roughages
Digestion and the Supply of Nutrients
Water use and Requirements
Minerals: Their Functions and Animal Requirements
Voluntary Food Intake
Quantitative Nutrition: Requirements for Maintenance and Production
Ration Formulation
Nutritional Investigations: Measures for Nutritional Status
Nutrition and the Environment
Nutritional Genomics
Stockfood Processing: Methods and Animal Responses
Feedmill Design and Management: An Introduction

Gordon Dryden, PhD

Gordon Dryden is the principal of a consultancy specializing in animal nutrition, an associate editor of Animal Production Science, and a member of the IUCN Deer Specialist Group and the IDBC Scientific Steering Committee. He was previously senior lecturer in animal nutrition at the University of Queensland, Gatton, and has since held honorary positions at The University of Queensland and Curtin University of Technology. He has a PhD in animal nutrition from the University of New England, Australia. His research, carried out in Australia and internationally, covers sheep, cattle, deer, horses and pigs; encompassing requirements for energy, protein and water, responses to nutrient supplements, digestion and passage kinetics, animal feeding behavior, tolerance of water salinity, and near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. He has consulted internationally in animal nutrition and stock feed processing, and the design of tertiary agriculture programs in Australia, New Zealand and Timor Leste.