Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism
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Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

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Nutrition is a very broad discipline, encompassing biochemistry, physiology, endocrinology, immunology, microbiology and pathology. Presenting the major principles of nutrition of both domestic and wild animals, this book takes a comparative approach, recognising that there are considerable differences in nutrient digestion, metabolism and requirements among various mammalian and avian species. Explaining species differences in food selection, food-seeking and digestive strategies and their significance to nutritional needs, chapters cover a broad range of topics including digestive physiology, metabolic disorders and specific nutrients such as carbohydrates proteins and lipids, with particular attention being paid to nutritional and metabolic idiosyncrasies. It is an essential text for students of animal and veterinary sciences.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 186 x 242 x 24mm | 839.14g
  • CABI Publishing
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845936310
  • 9781845936310
  • 495,452

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction and Digestive Tract Physiology 1: Introduction 2: Digestive Physiology: Autoenzymatic Digestors 3: Digestive Physiology: Alloenzymatic Digestors Part II: Protein, Amino Acid and Nitrogen Metabolism 4: Protein and Amino Acid Structures and Properties 5: Protein Digestion 6: Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism and Function Part III: Carbohydrates 7: Carbohydrate Structure 8: Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption 9: Cellular Metabolism of Carbohydrates Part IV: Lipids 10: Lipid Structure 11: Lipid Digestion 12: Fat and Fatty Acid Metabolism 13: Lipid Peroxidation and Anti-Oxidant Nutrients Part V: Integration of Metabolism 14: Amino Acids and Fats as Metabolic Fuels 15: Energy Storage 16: Disorders and Unique Aspects of Energy Metabolism 17: Feed Intake and Diet Selection Part VI: Structural Features18 The Skeletal System 19: The Integument, Pigmentation, Membranes, and Extracellular Matrix Part VII: Water and Body Fluids 20: Water 21: Blood, Electrolytes and the Anemias Part VIII: Reproduction and the Immune System 22: Nutrition and Reproduction 23: Nutrition and the Immune System 24: The inflammatory Responseshow more

About Peter R. Cheeke

P. R. Cheeke has conducted rabbit nutrition research since 1969 and has published extensively in this area. In 1985 he was awarded the prestigious Mignini International Award for excellence in rabbit research.show more

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