Minerals in Animal and Human Nutrition

Minerals in Animal and Human Nutrition : Comparative Aspects to Human Nutrition

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This book presents concise, up-to-date information on mineral nutrition for livestock and poultry, as well as comparative aspects with laboratory animals and humans. Chapters are organized by established and most common minerals and present information on each mineral's properties, distribution, and natural sources, as well as their requirements, metabolism, functions, deficiencies, and toxicity in various animals. Minerals in which naturally occurring deficiencies or excesses are known to be of economic importance are emphasized. Many practical implications of deficiencies and excesses are also discussed along with methods sources of supplementation.
This is both a comprehensive textbook and reference manual that will be useful for animal and veterinary scientists, nutritionists, and human medical researchers. It will also be valuable for feed manufacturers, livestock extension specialists, and farmers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 524 pages
  • 159.3 x 235 x 26.7mm | 910.7g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124833691
  • 9780124833692

About Lee Russell McDowell

Dr. Lee R. McDowell is a distinguished scientist in animal nutrition. He is also editor on Nutrition of Grazing Ruminants in Warm Climates (Academic Press, 1985). For the past 23 years, he has been working on animal nutrition studies at the University of Florida and with numerous collaborating animal scientists in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and other areas. He has lectured throughout the world and has collected research data, photographs, and other materials of value for this book. Contact with many of the world's leading nutrition scientists has greatly enriched his expertise.
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Table of contents

Calcium and Phosphorus.
Sodium and Chlorine (Common Salt).
R.L. Shirley, Sulfur.
Copper and Molybdenum.
Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury.
Newly Discovered and Other Trace Elements.
Natural Sources of Minerals.
Maximum Tolerance Levels.
Mineral Supplementation.
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Review quote

"For many years, there has been a great need for a single book on minerals covering both animals and humans. Dr. McDowell has done a magnificent job of reviewing the mineral literature and condensing it into one textbook... McDowell's book is of considerable value to all those concerned with animal and human nutrition... The author is to be congratulated on having made a good contribution regarding minerals in nutrition."
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