Phosphorus and Calcium Utilization and Requirements in Farm Animals

May 2010
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  • Published
    18th May 2010
  • ISBN 9781845936266
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"

Mineral nutrition of livestock is an area of significant importance due to its contribution to farm animal economics and health. With a focus on macromineral utilization in farm animals, this book brings together quantitative aspects of phosphorus and calcium metabolism in farm animals in chapters written by leading researchers worldwide. It covers the isotope dilution technique, phosphorus and calcium utilization in ruminants (sheep, goats and cattle) and non-ruminants (swine, horses), and recommended values of phosphorus and calcium in feed.

"In general, the book is a valuable contribution to P and Ca in farm animals. It can be recommended to students an animal science and nutrition, researchers in this field as well as to advisors in animal nutrition and farm managers."

Gerhard Flachowsky,Institute of Animal Nutrition, Germany - , Farm Animals

Dorinha M. S. S. Vitti

Dorinha M. S. S. Vitti is at the Centro de Energia nuclear na Agricultura, Brazil.

Ermias Kebreab

Ermias Kebreab teaches at the University of California, Davis.