Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition

Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition

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For years, biologists assumed that the nutritional knowledge gained from domestic animals could be applied directly to wild animals. During the past ten years, however, it has become increasingly clear that domestic animals and wild animals differ in their nutritional requirements. Nutritional management that is beneficial to domestic animals may actually be life-threatening to wild ones. This new edition of "Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition" has been thoroughly updated to reflect the information gained during the last decade, especially those aspects of wildlife nutrition essential to successful management either in the wild or in captivity.
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  • Hardback | 347 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0125893825
  • 9780125893824

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General nutrient and energy requirements; protein; water; minerals; vitamins; essential fatty acids; energy requirements for maintenance; protein requirements for maintenance; reproductive costs; productive costs; food composition; gastrointestinal anatomy and function; digestion and nutrient metabolism; food intake regulation; computer models of the nutritional interaction.
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