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Quantitative aspects of ruminant digestion and metabolism.

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This book aims to bring together the quantitative approaches concerned with elucidating mechanisms used in the study of ruminant digestion, metabolism and related areas from different contributing practitioners, experts and scientists. A great deal of research had been carried out on the digestive system of ruminants and also led to studies on the peculiarities of metabolism that cope with unusual products of microbial digestion. Quantitative approaches to ruminant physiology and special features of the ruminant digestive system together with topics on the rate of rumen digestion; intestinal transit; digesta flow; digestibility measurement; particle dynamics; rumen microorganisms and functions; gas production; glucose and fatty acid metabolism; protein and fat metabolism; metabolic regulation; mineral metabolism; protein and energy metabolism interactions; growth; lactation; mathematical modelling; feed processing; feed evaluation; calorimetry; and relationship between pasture characteristics and animal performance are discussed. This book will be of significant interest to researchers, animal scientists, nutritionists, veterinarians, animal breeders and students.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Dijkstra, J. Forbes, J. M. France, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Rate and extent of digestion. Author(s): Mertens, D. R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 49) Digesta flow. Author(s): Faichney, G. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 87) In vitro and in situ techniques for estimating digestibility. Author(s): López, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 123) Particle dynamics. Author(s): Kennedy, P. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 157) Volatile fatty acid production. Author(s): France, J. Dijkstra, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 177) Nitrogen transactions in ruminants. Author(s): Nolan, J. V. Dobos, R. C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 207) Rumen microorganisms and their interactions. Author(s): Theodorou, M. K. France, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 229) Microbial energetics. Author(s): Russell, J. B. Strobel, H. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 263) Rumen function. Author(s): Bannink, A. Tamminga, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 291) Glucose and short-chain fatty acid metabolism. Author(s): Brockman, R. P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 311) Metabolism of the portal-drained viscera and liver. Author(s): Lindsay, D. B. Reynolds, C. K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 345) Fat metabolism and turnover. Author(s): Pethick, D. W. Harper, G. S. Dunshea, F. R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 373) Protein metabolism and turnover. Author(s): Attaix, D. Rémond, D. Savary-Auzeloux, I. C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 399) Interactions between protein and energy metabolism. Author(s): Wright, T. C. Maas, J. A. Milligan, L. P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 421) Calorimetry. Author(s): Agnew, R. E. Yan, T.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 443) Metabolic regulation. Author(s): Vernon, R. G.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 469) Mineral metabolism. Author(s): Kebreab, E. Vitti, D. M. S. S.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 489) Growth. Author(s): Murdoch, G. K. Okine, E. K. Dixon, W. T. Nkrumah, J. D. Basarab, J. A. Christopherson, R. J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 523) Pregnancy and fetal metabolism. Author(s): Bell, A. W. Ferrell, C. L. Freetly, H. C.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 551) Lactation: statistical and genetic aspects of simulating lactation data from individual cows using a dynamic, mechanistic model of dairy cow metabolism. Author(s): Johnson, H. A. Famula, T. R. Baldwin, R. L.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 583) Mathematical modelling of wool growth at the cellular and whole animal level. Author(s): Nagorcka, B. N. Freer, M.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 607) Voluntary feed intake and diet selection. Author(s): Forbes, J. M.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 627) Feed processing: effects on nutrient degradation and digestibility. Author(s): Poel, A. F. B. van der Prestløkken, E. Goelema, J. O.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 663) Animal interactions with their environment: dairy cows in intensive systems. Author(s): Mottram, T. Prescott, N.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 681) Pasture characteristics and animal performance. Author(s): Chilibroste, P. Gibb, M. Tamminga, S.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 707) Integration of data in feed evaluation systems. Author(s): Cant, J. P.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Animal Nutrition Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, PO Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 0851998143
  • Record Number
  • 20053225686