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.
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 3RD 05
- 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.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2005