Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

by Peter Robert Cheeke, Ellen S. Dierenfeld
     
 
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, recognizing that there are considerable differences in nutrient digestion, metabolism and requirements among various

Overview

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, recognizing 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845936310
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
948,413
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Robert Cheeke is Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University.

Ellen S. Dierenfeld works at Novus International, Inc.

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