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  • Paperback: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 7 edition (2 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408204231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408204238
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

The latest edition of this classic text continues to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the science and practice of animal nutrition. The text is supported by key experimental evidence throughout. Quantitative aspects of the subject are clearly explained and illustrated by worked examples. Chapters that deal with the calculation of requirements include problems and solutions to aid student learning. Other chapters include essay type questions that students can use as a guide to revision.

The new edition of Animal Nutrition has been completely updated and has been reorganised to present the subject in six sections:

  • the components of foods – carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals
  • the digestion and metabolism of nutrients – how animals obtain and utilise nutrients from foods
  • quantifying the nutrients supplied by foods – digestibility, energy and protein values
  • the nutrient requirements of animals – maintenance and production
  • a description of the foods commonly given to animals – their nutrient content and factors affecting their use
  • the contribution of animal products to human nutrition – including affects on health and the environment

The Appendix provides comprehensive tables on the composition of foods and the latest feeding standards for dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, and horses.

P McDonald was formerly Head of the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry at the Edinburgh School of Agriculture. R A Edwards was formerly Head of the Department of Animal Nutrition at the 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. L A Sinclair is Professor of Animal Science at Harper Adams University College. R G Wilkinson is Principal Lecturer in Ruminant Nutrition at Harper Adams University College

 


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Jun. 2003
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Few students of animal nutrition in the United Kingdom are likely to escape an encounter with this book. Now in its sixth edition it is a superb introduction to the subject for first and second year undergraduates reading animal science, agriculture and related subjects at university. I dare say that it will also be of use to farmers and others who are at the sharp end of animal feeding and wish to get a greater understanding of the underpinning issues. Minor gripes include that it is a little simplistic in places; I did feel that some subjects could have been dealt with more fully without increasing the length of the book too greatly. In addition, as with the last version of the book, the feeds nutrient composition tables at the back of the book still have some values missing; I cannot believe that it is that difficult to get these tables to a state of completion. Finally, the feeding standards for dairy cattle have recently been revamped, but these changes have come too late to be included in this version. These comments notwithstanding, I used an earlier version of this book in my own undergraduate studies, and it is the only book that I recommend to my own students of animal nutrition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emily-louise Bedford on 18 Nov. 2009
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I found this book extremely helpful as my course Animal Science requires me to look at the nutrition of animals in some detail. I basically pick up this book after every lecture to verify my understanding of the material taught. It covers all the different nutrients in food, a brief description of the digestion and into some detail on producing animal diets. Which is something i needed for this course. So for anybody doing a similar animal related course, i would recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mel on 16 Nov. 2009
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I'm at university and this book is great for some of the modules in my course. It is really helpful and easy to follow with some good diagrams to further explain things. However, it is important to bear in mind that it focuses on the nutrition of farm animals. But I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the nutrition of animals.
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