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, 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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845936310
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 350
  • 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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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 Features
18 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 Response

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