Forage Evaluation in Ruminant Nutrition

Author: D. I. Givens,E. Owen,H. M. Omed,R. F. E. Axford

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999289

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Current pressures to maximise the use of forages in ruminant diets have renewed interest in fast, inexpensive methods for the estimation of their nutritional value. As a result, a wide variety of biological and physiochemical procedures have recently been investigated for this purpose.This book is the single definitive reference volume on the current status of research in this areaCovers all forages eaten by ruminant animals

Assessing Quality and Safety of Animal Feeds

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251050460

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

View: 7800

This publication contains six articles from the FAO peer reviewed electronic journal AGRIPPA which discuss the impact of animal feeds on food quality, food safety and the environment. Topics discussed include: modern techniques for feed analysis, variability in feed composition and its impact on animal production, methods to evaluate nutritional quality of feed resources, microbiology of animal feeds, contaminants and toxins in animal feeds, and antibiotic growth-promoters.

Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition

3rd EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Parma, Italy, 6-10 September 2010

Author: G. Matteo Crovetto

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086861539

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

View: 1362

Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition is of increasing importance as greater efficiency and health benefits are sought in feed for animal production. Top scientists from around the world have collaborated in this book to exchange expertise and knowledge on the latest developments in the field. The topics range from tissue metabolism and regulation mechanisms to practical aspects of energy and protein nutrition and feeding. A better and deeper understanding of nutrient metabolism and nutrition can only be achieved by integrating the outcomes of scientists researching different aspects of this topic. In doing this practical outcomes are sought for the direct benefit of producers and consumers. Special topics such as the links between energy/protein metabolism and nutrition regarding food quality, nutrigenomics, environmental sustainability and animal welfare in relation to the topic are all explored. This book is a valuable resource to all researchers and industry professionals who concern themselves with animal nutrition.

Dairy Nutrition, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice,

Author: Robert J. Van Saun

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323326897

Category: Medical

Page: 337

View: 5181

Dr. Robert Van Saun has assembled an expert panel of authors on the topic of dairy nutrition. Articles include: Feed analysis and its interpretation, Management and evaluation of ensiled forages, Feeding, evaluating and controlling the rumen, Control of energy intake and partitioning through lactation, Protein feeding and balancing diets for amino acids, Lipids feeding and milk fat depression, Dietary management of macrominerals in preventing disease, Trace mineral feeding and assessment, Transition cow feeding and management to prevent disease, Monitoring total mixed rations and feed delivery systems, and more!

XX International Grassland Congress

Offered Papers

Author: F. P. O'Mara

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9076998817

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 975

View: 7748

"This book contains a compilation of offered papers presented at the main congress of the XX International Grassland Congress held in University College Dublin, Ireland from 26 June to 1 July, 2005. It is complemented by six other books arising from the XX IGC as listed on the back cover: the book of invited papers from the main congress and five books containing the proceedings of five satellite workshops held immediately after the main congress at locations in the UK and Ireland (Aberystwyth, Belfast, Cork, Glasgow and Oxford). The workshops were designed to facilitate more in-depth presentations and discussions on more specialised topics of worldwide significance. The main congress brought together scientists from many disciplines, policy makers, consultants and producers involved directly in grass production and utilisation, as well as people in associated industries. They discussed issues around the theme of the congress, Grasslands : a Global Resource. The congress programme was organised around three main thematic areas: Efficient Production from Grassland Grassland and the Environment Delivering the Benefits from Grassland.

Forages and Grazing in Horse Nutrition

Author: Markku Saastamoinen

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086862004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 511

View: 5959

Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.


Integrated Systems for Agri-food Production : Development and Optimization : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference [on] Integrated Systems for Agri-Food Production : November 24-26, 2005, Timoșoara, Romania

Author: Dumitru Ţucu,Dumitru Mnerie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agricultural industries

Page: 332

View: 6749

Zoo animal nutrition

Author: Andrea Fidgett

Publisher: EAZA Nutrition Group

ISBN: 9783930831579

Category: Zoo animals

Page: 413

View: 3665

Yields of Farmed Species

Constraints and Opportunities in the 21st Century

Author: R. Sylvester-Bradley,Julian Wiseman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 651

View: 4556

Can we expect the dramatic increases of the last century to continue? What are the yield potentials of the species which are farmed now? How will new technologies affect yields achieved in future decades? To what extent will pests, pathogens, competing demands for resources, or scruples about farming processes, curtail our ability to innovate in the production of food? Solutions to these and other issues are debated in this volume.

Quantitative Aspects of Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism

Author: J. Dijkstra,J. M. Forbes,J. France

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845931452

Category: Science

Page: 734

View: 4452

The first edition of this book. Published in 1993, was very well received as providing a comprehensive review of the digestion and metabolism of ruminant animals. Since its publication, much new research has been conducted in the subject and knowledge has increased.This new edition includes Dr. Dijkstra as an additional editor and four completely new chapters. These cover: the gas production technique in feed evaluation; the relationship between pasture characteristics and animal performance; calorimetry; and feed processing. Other chapters have been expandedor updated as appropriate.

Animal Nutrition Science

Author: Gordon McL. Dryden

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640560

Category: Animal-Food

Page: 302

View: 8868