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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