Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

July 2010
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    22nd July 2010
  • ISBN 9781845936310
  • Language English
  • Pages 350 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images figures & b/w photos

Nutrition is a very broad discipline, encompassing biochemistry, physiology, endocrinology, immunology, microbiology and pathology. Presenting the major principles of nutrition of both domestic and wild animals, this book takes a comparative approach, recognizing that there are considerable differences in nutrient digestion, metabolism and requirements among various mammalian and avian species. Explaining species differences in food selection, food-seeking and digestive strategies and their significance to nutritional needs, chapters cover a broad range of topics including digestive physiology, metabolic disorders and specific nutrients such as carbohydrates proteins and lipids, with particular attention being paid to nutritional and metabolic idiosyncrasies.

Part I. Introduction and Digestive Tract Physiology
1 Introduction
2 Digestive Physiology: Autoenzymatic Digestors
3 Digestive Physiology: Alloenzymatic Digestors
Part II. Protein, Amino Acid and Nitrogen Metabolism
4 Protein and Amino Acid Structures and Properties
5 Protein Digestion
6 Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism and Function
Part III. Carbohydrates
7 Carbohydrate Structure
8 Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption
9 Cellular Metabolism of Carbohydrates
Part IV. Lipids
10 Lipid Structure
11 Lipid Digestion
12 Fat and Fatty Acid Metabolism
13 Lipid Peroxidation and Anti-Oxidant Nutrients
Part V. Integration of Metabolism
14 Amino Acids and Fats as Metabolic Fuels
15 Energy Storage
16 Disorders and Unique Aspects of Energy Metabolism
17 Feed Intake and Diet Selection
Part VI. Structural Features
18 The Skeletal System
19 The Integument, Pigmentation, Membranes, and Extracellular Matrix
Part VII. Water and Body Fluids
20 Water
21 Blood, Electrolytes and the Anemias
Part VIII. Reproduction and the Immune System
22 Nutrition and Reproduction
23 Nutrition and the Immune System
24 The inflammatory Response

Peter Robert Cheeke

Peter Robert Cheeke has conducted rabbit nutrition research since 1969 and has published extensively in this area. In 1985 he was awarded the prestigious Mignini International Award for excellence in rabbit research.

Ellen S. Dierenfeld

Ellen S. Dierenfeld works at Novus International, Inc.