Relating to growth, health, reproduction and economics
The feeding of farm animals directly effects their growth, health, reproduction and ultimately their economic value and is consequently one of the most studied areas of animal science.
This edition provides an up-to-date and more focused examination of developments in the understanding of voluntary food intake and new ideas and studies relating to diet selection. Chapters have been reorganized and updated to provide a more streamlined approach.
Ideal for researchers and students of animal science and behaviour and advisors.
PART ONE: Basics
SECTION ONE: Introduction
SECTION TWO: Feeding Behaviour
PART TWO: Mechanisms
SECTION THREE: Feedbacks from the Gastrointestinal Tract
SECTION FOUR: Metabolites and Hormones
SECTION FIVE: Central Nervous System and the Special Senses
SECTION SIX: Learning about Food: Conditioned Preferences and Aversions
SECTION SEVEN: Diet Selection: Principles
SECTION EIGHT: Diet Selection: Practicalities
PART THREE: Theories
SECTION NINE: Integrative Theories of Food Intake Control
SECTION TEN:: Minimal Total Discomfort
PART FOUR: Food Composition
SECTION ELEVEN: Diet Digestibility, Energy Concentration and Supplementation of Forages
SECTION TWELVE: Protein and Other Nutrients
SECTION THIRTEEN: Appetites for Specific Nutrients
SECTION FOURTEEN: Silage
PART FIVE: Animal and Environmental Factors
SECTION FIFTEEN: Growth and Fattening
SECTION SIXTEEN: Reproduction and Lactation
SECTION SEVENTEEN: Environmental Factors Affecting Intake
SECTION EIGHTEEN: Epilogue
Publisher: CABI Publishing
University of Leeds, UK
This book weighs: 1100g
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