A comprehensive introduction to the study of the science and practice of farm animal nutrition.
The latest edition of this classic text, now in a larger format with improved artwork, continues to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the science and practice of animal nutrition.
covers four main areas. Chapters 1-9 explain the basic chemistry and biochemistry of feed constituents, digestion and metabolism; Chapters 10-18 evaluate the energy and nutrient content of feedstuffs and discuss the assessment of nutritional requirements and ration formulation; Chapters 19-25 describe the characteristics of commonly used feedstuffs such as forages, concentrates and by-products; and the Appendix provides comprehensive tables on the composition of foods and feeding standards for dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, and horses.
The text is supported by key experimental evidence throughout. Quantitative aspects of the subject are clearly explained and illustrated by worked examples. For chapters dealing with the calculation of rations, problems and solutions have now been added to aid student learning.
New features for the sixth edition:
* New chapter on Animal Nutrition and the Consumers of Animal Products addressing contemporary concerns for safety in human diets
* New chapter on Feed Additives
* Major revisions of chapters on food analysis, lipids, metabolism, energy systems and protein evaluation
* Now includes comments on the nutrition of the horse and feeding standards for this species
* New chapter summaries and problems and solutions to aid student learning
* Updated suggestions for further reading
Animal Nutrition is a core text for undergraduates in Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Biology and Biochemistry studying this subject. It also provides a standard reference text for agricultural advisers, animal nutritionists and manufacturers of animal feeds.
P McDonald was formerly Head of the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry at Edinburgh School of Agriculture. R A Edwards was formerly Head of the Department of Animal Nutrition at Edinburgh School of Agriculture. J F D Greenhalgh is Emeritus Professor of Animal Production and Health at the University of Aberdeen. C A Morgan is an animal nutritionist at the Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.