Animal Nutrition

Reihe
Benjamin Cummin
Autor
Peter McDonald / J.F.D. Greenhalgh / C A Morgan / R Edwards / Liam Sinclair / Robert Wilkinson  
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
7
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
672
Erschienen
März 2011
ISBN13
9781408204238
ISBN
1408204231
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Description

The latest edition of this classic text has been reorganised to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the science and practice of animal nutrition. Animal Nutrition is split into six main sections covering: The components of food; The digestion and metabolism of nutrients; Quantifying the nutrient content of foods: digestibility, energy and protein values; The nutrient requirements of animals; The nutritional characteristics of foods; and Animal products and human nutrition. The Appendices provides comprehensive tables on the composition of foods and feeding standards for dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, and horses.

Features

  • Appendices provides comprehensive tables on the composition of foods and feeding standards for dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, and horses
  • Summary section at the end of each chapter allow students to recap the material
  • Each chapter is accompanied by suggestions for further reading

 

New to this Edition

  • Exercises at the end of every chapter
  • Fully updated to cover the latest legislations
  • Reorganisation of the book into six sections to increase the easy of use for students
  • More and updated figures to aid understanding of the key concepts
  • Updated suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.
1.  The animal and its food.
2.  Carbohydrates.
3.  Lipids.
4.  Proteins, nucleic acids and other nitrogenous compounds.
5.  Vitamins.
6.  Minerals.
7.  Enzymes.
8.  Digestion.
9.  Metabolism.
10. Evaluation of foods (A) Digestibility.
11. Evaluation of foods (B) Energy content of foods and the partition of food within   the animal.
12. Evaluation of foods (C) Systems for expressing the energy value of foods.
13. Evaluation of foods (D) Protein.
14. Feeding standards for maintenance and growth.
15. Feeding standards for reproduction.
16. Lactation.
17. Voluntary intake of food.
18. Animal nutrition and the consumers of animal products.
19. Grass and forage crops.
20. Silage.
21. Hay, artificially dried forages straws and chaff.
22. Roots, tubers and related by-products.
23. Cereal grains and cereal by-products.
24. Protein concentrates.
25. Food additives.
Appendix I: Solutions to problems.
Appendix II: Notes on tables.
Index.

Back Cover

Animal Nutrition is a core text for undergraduates in Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Biology and Biochemistry studying this subject. It also provides a standard reference text for agricultural advisers, animal nutritionists and manufacturers of animal feeds.

The latest edition of this classic text continues to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the science and practice of animal nutrition. The text is supported by key experimental evidence throughout. Quantitative aspects of the subject are clearly explained and illustrated by worked examples. Chapters that deal with the calculation of requirements include problems and solutions to aid student learning. Other chapters include essay type questions that students can use as a guide to revision.

The new edition of Animal Nutrition has been completely updated and has been reorganised to present the subject in six sections:

  • the components of foods – carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals
  • the digestion and metabolism of nutrients – how animals obtain and utilise nutrients from foods
  • quantifying the nutrients supplied by foods – digestibility, energy and protein values
  • the nutrient requirements of animals – maintenance and production
  • a description of the foods commonly given to animals – their nutrient content and factors affecting their use
  • the contribution of animal products to human nutrition – including affects on health and the environment

The Appendix provides comprehensive tables on the composition of foods and the latest feeding standards for dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, and horses.

P McDonald was formerly Head of the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry at the Edinburgh School of Agriculture. R A Edwards was formerly Head of the Department of Animal Nutrition at the Edinburgh School of Agriculture. J F D Greenhalgh is Emeritus Professor of Animal Production and Health at the University of Aberdeen. C A Morgan is an animal nutritionist at the Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh. L A Sinclair is Professor of Animal Science at Harper Adams University College. R G Wilkinson is Principal Lecturer in Ruminant Nutrition at Harper Adams University College