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Applied Animal Nutrition : Feeds and Feeding - 3rd edition

by Peter R. Cheeke

Applied Animal Nutrition : Feeds and Feeding (ISBN10: 0131133314; ISBN13: 9780131133310)
ISBN13: 978-0131133310
ISBN10: 0131133314

Summary: For undergraduate courses in Animal Nutrition.

This book has a two-fold objective-(1) to describe the properties of feedstuffs used in the feeding of domestic animals and, (2) to provide information on feeding practices for a variety of domestic and exotic animal species.

Features

  • NEW--Chapters on the nutrition and feeding of various livestock species--Penned by contributing au ...show morethors who give voice to the complexity of contemporary animal nutrition.
    • Provides students with the input of specialists and leading authorities on particular topics.
  • NEW--Updated, extensive citations to recent literature.
    • Reinforces the concepts of documenting statements with verifiable data from peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Technically complete yet highly accessible approach.
    • Avoids detailed discussions of metabolic pathways and the use of chemical structures and terminology.
  • Coverage of contemporary issues.
    • Discusses animal feeds, such as mad cow disease, food safety issues related to recycling of animal excreta; the use of meat meal as a feed for livestock; the harvesting of fish and krill (Antarctic shrimp) for use as animal feed, etc.
  • Environmentalist-friendly perspective of contemporary issues.
    • Develops awareness of environmental and ecological effects of livestock production.
  • Exploration of the continually increasing human population coupled with rising expectations for an improved diet.
    • Examines the emergence of a global economy, increased public concerns about exploitation of natural resources and environmental degradation, and continuing food safety concerns, many involving animal products (e.g. microbial contamination, BSE).
  • Discussion of "ecological nutrition"-With nutrient management to minimize environmental impacts of animal production.
    • Offers students comprehensive coverage of nutritional properties of feed ingredients, including those with unique or unusual characteristics.
  • Agronomic information about the sources of feedstuffs.
    • Bridges the gap between animal scientists and agronomists.
  • A global perspective.
    • Considers tropical feedstuffs and feeding programs in developing countries.
  • Inclusion of exotic and wild animals in examples.
    • Recognizes the increase of opportunities in zoo animal nutrition, feeding programs for endangered species, etc.
  • Chapter-ending series of questions and study guides.
    • Encourages students to develop rational answers, synthesize reasonable answers, or think critically about issues and formulate opinions.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 07/21/2004
International: No

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