By G. Dryden
Written for senior undergraduate and graduate scholars, Animal meals Science introduces the basic themes of animal meals, in a remedy which offers with terrestrial animals ordinarily. Addressing a much wider variety of themes than the traditional animal meals texts, the topics coated comprise dietary ecology and the evolution of feeding kinds, foodstuff (including minerals, supplementations and water) and their capabilities, nutrition composition and techniques of comparing meals, mammalian and microbial digestion and the provision of meals, regulate and prediction of meals consumption, quantitative food and ration formula, tools of investigating dietary difficulties, dietary genomics, foodstuff and the surroundings, and strategies of feed processing and animal responses to processed meals. the numerous references give you the medical foundation for the textual content, and provides signposts for the reader to increase their enquiry in themes of interest.
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The functions, sources and metabolism of minerals, vitamins and water are discussed in Chapters 8–10. The metabolic roles of these nutrients, and the quantification of animals’ requirements for them, are active fields of study. Examples of new information are the roles of vitamin D in controlling cell proliferation and differentiation and quantitative data about the water requirements and salinity tolerances of horses and deer. Chapter 11 describes how the voluntary intake of foods is regulated.
This is not because one is ‘scientific’ and the other ‘practical’ (an incorrect and sterile distinction), but because the biochemical and physiological topics are general in nature, while studies of feeding systems must, necessarily, be focused on each animal type and the relevant welfare, production and economic considerations. How This Book Is Structured This book describes how animals obtain, digest and use food and nutrients, how their nutrient requirements can be quantified and how nutrient use can affect the environment.