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  • Animal nutrition - concepts and applications 2/e
  • Boyazoglu PA
  • ISBN: 9780627022487
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 320 Pages | Published: 1999

The purpose of this book is to identify nutritional needs and to gather data universally acknowledged as being relevant and beneficial for a species. Nutrition usually accounts for three-quarters and more of the expense associated with livestock production. The author has recorded experience gained in the field of animal nutrition and management over many years to address the planning of a feeding programme up to a level of optimum production on a least-cost basis.

This book would provide the reader with a knowledge of suitable feed ingredients produced economically, and blended in the most efficient manner.

Chapter 1 The livestock industry

Chapter 2 Composition of feeds

Chapter 3 Physiology of digestion

Chapter 4 Mineral excesses, deficiencies and their correction

Chapter 5 Vitamins and their requirements Premixes

Chapter 6 Feed additives and their uses

Chapter 7 Proteins and amino acids

Chapter 8 Roughages as nutrient sources and their imbalances

Chapter 9 Submaintenance feeding for survival

Chapter 10 Nutrition's role in disease resistance and the immune system

Chapter 11 Balancing a ration with readily available ingredients for home mixing

Chapter 12 Dairy cattle nutrition and production

Chapter 13 Beef cattle nutrition under extensive and intensive management conditions

Chapter 14 Sheep and goat intensive and extensive production

Chapter 15 Pig nutrition and related imbalances

Chapter 16 Horse nutrition for breeding and performance horses

Chapter 17 Ostrich nutrition for commercial production and wildlife nutrient supplements

Chapter 18 Wildlife nutrition

Chapter 19 Nutrition of cats and dogs

Chapter 20 Commercial poultry nutrition

Appendix A: Water analyses: mean mineral concentrations of borehole waters in parts per million

Appendix B: Postures and their uses

Appendix C: The chemical composition of South African fodder plants

Appendix D: Typical South African feed ingredient analyses

Appendix E: Atomic mass of minerals used in animal feeds

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