Animal Nutrition

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The science behind the nutrition and feeding of the major domesticated animal species.

Nutrition is the key driver of animal health, welfare and production. In agriculture, nutrition is crucial to meet increasing global demands for animal protein and consumer demands for cheaper meat, milk and eggs and higher standards of animal welfare. For companion animals, good nutrition is essential for quality and length of life. + Full description

Animal Nutrition examines the science behind the nutrition and feeding of the major domesticated animal species: sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, deer, goats, pigs, poultry, camelids, horses, dogs and cats. It includes introductory chapters on digestion and feeding standards, followed by chapters on each animal, containing information on digestive anatomy and physiology, evidence-based nutrition and feeding requirements, and common nutritional and metabolic diseases.

Clear diagrams, tables and breakout boxes make this text readily understandable and it will be of value to tertiary students and to practising veterinarians, livestock consultants, producers and nutritionists.

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Sales in Australia and New Zealand only. Elsewhere, this title is available through CABI (external link).

Details

Paperback | November 2019 | $ 99.99
ISBN: 9781486309498 | 416 pages | 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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Features

  • Provides in-depth knowledge of the digestive anatomy, physiology, nutrition and practical feeding of a wide range of domesticated animals, both those species of interest to agriculture and as companion animals
  • Chapters contain key messages and breakout boxes to highlight essential information
  • Presents complex concepts simply using clear illustrations and flowcharts

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
About the author
1. INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL NUTRITION
2. DIGESTION IN THE MONO-GASTRIC ANIMAL
3. DIGESTION IN THE RUMINANT ANIMAL
4. FEEDING STANDARDS FOR ANIMALS
5. GRAZING ANIMAL NUTRITION
6. SHEEP AND GOAT NUTRITION
7. BEEF CATTLE NUTRITION
8. DAIRY CATTLE NUTRITION
9. CAMELID NUTRITION
10. DEER NUTRITION
11. DOG AND CAT NUTRITION
12. HORSE NUTRITION
13. PIG NUTRITION
14. POULTRY NUTRITION
Index

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Authors

Phil Hynd is Professor Emeritus in Animal Nutrition in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at The University of Adelaide, Australia. He is recognised internationally for his research on sheep and beef cattle nutrition and the role of early nutrition on lifetime productivity.