Forage Evaluation in Ruminant Nutrition

Forage Evaluation in Ruminant Nutrition

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by D I Givens, Emyr Owen, Roger F E Axford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851993443

ISBN-13: 9780851993447

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: CAB International North America

Current pressures to maximize the use of forages in ruminant diets have renewed interest in fast, inexpensive methods for the estimation of their nutritional value. As a result, a wide variety of biological and physiochemical procedures have recently been investigated for this purpose. This book is the single definitive reference volume on the current status of

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Current pressures to maximize the use of forages in ruminant diets have renewed interest in fast, inexpensive methods for the estimation of their nutritional value. As a result, a wide variety of biological and physiochemical procedures have recently been investigated for this purpose. This book is the single definitive reference volume on the current status of research in this area.

*Covers all forages eaten by ruminant animals

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851993447
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Cabi Publishing Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1Forages and Their Role in Animal Systems1
2Forage Evaluation for Efficient Ruminant Livestock Production15
3Intake of Forages43
4Prediction of Energy Supply in Ruminants, with Emphasis on Forages63
5Forage Evaluation Using Measurements of Energy Metabolism95
6The Measurement of Forage Digestibility In Vivo113
7Faeces as a Source of Microbial Enzymes for Estimating Digestibility135
8Enzyme Techniques for Estimating Digestibility155
9The In Situ Technique for the Estimation of Forage Degradability in Ruminants175
10Cumulative Gas-production Techniques for Forage Evaluation189
11Animal-based Techniques for the Estimation of Protein Value of Forages215
12In Situ Techniques for the Estimation of Protein Degradability and Postrumen Availability233
13Enzymatic and Microbial-cell Preparation Techniques for Predicting Rumen Degradation and Postruminal Availability of Protein259
14Characterization of Forages by Chemical Analysis281
15Near-infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy: an Alternative Approach for the Estimation of Forage Quality and Voluntary Intake301
16NMR and Other Physicochemical Techniques for Forage Assessment321
17Trace-mineral Status of Forages345
18Major Minerals in Forages373
19Vitamins in Forages399
20Secondary Plant Compounds and Forage Evaluation433
21Current Procedures, Future Requirements and the Need for Standardization449
Index475

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