Animal Nutrition Science

Paperback
August 2008
9781845934125
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • 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
Vitamins
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

G. Dryden

G. Dryden