Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

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.Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism 305 Page numbers with suffix a#39;na#39; refer to Notes, those in ... C4 plants are metabolically more efficient than C3 plants (e.g. barley) in use of solar energy to synthesize carbohydrate. 9. ... discovered was vitamin B For example, many enzymes require the presence of a mineral (P.R. Cheeke and E.S. Dierenfeld) Appendix: Answers to Study Guide Questions.

Title:Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism
Author:Peter R. Cheeke, Ellen Sue Dierenfeld
Publisher:CABI - 2010


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