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Cover for Elements of poultry nutrition.

This chapter discussed the five components in poultry diet namely: energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. Highlights focused on the effect of nutrient shortage or imbalance in relation to other nutrients on the performance of the animals particularly on production of eggs and meat.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rabbit nutrition.

This chapter discusses the diet, digestive tract, nutrient requirements, feeding behaviour, and type of feeds most suitable to rabbits. The diagnosis, prevention and treatment of some of the digestive disorders of rabbits are also presented.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The stomach and small and large intestinal microbiomes.

This chapter provides an overview on the composition of the microbial flora inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT), as well as its entire genetic information and the microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions taking place in the GIT. Scientific advances on the microbiome of the upper...

Author(s)
Riedel, C. U.; Schwiertz, A.; Egert, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Digestion of sugars and starch.

The digestion of simple sugars and oligosaccharides are considered in this chapter, in relation to rabbit feeding. The structure and digestion of starch are also described. The factors affecting starch digestibility are discussed. Moreover, the role of starch on the digestive health of suckling,...

Author(s)
Blas, E.; Gidenne, T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936693)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fibre digestion.

This chapter considers the definition and structure of the different classes of fibre and cell wall constituents. A description of some analytical methods employed for animal or human feeds is given. Moreover, the effects of fibre on rabbit digestion are discussed.

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Carabaño, R.; García, J.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936693)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protein digestion.

This chapter covers the digestion of proteins in rabbits. Some characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets are presented. The protein and amino acid balance, faecal digestibility and ileal digestibility are discussed. Moreover, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum is...

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936693)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Family Cryptogonimidae Ward, 1917.

The Cryptogonimidae is a large family found globally in the intestine or pyloric caeca of marine and freshwater teleosts, reptiles and, rarely, amphibians. This chapter describes the taxonomic history of the family, the subfamily classification, and the characteristics used in diagnosing...

Author(s)
Miller, T. L.; Cribb, T. H.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995885)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbes of the chicken gastrointestinal tract.

The gastrointestinal tract of an adult chicken is inhabited by up to 1013 bacteria. This microbiota has a wide metabolic potential and it affects both the nutrition and health of the host. The microbial populations in the chicken gut grow rapidly, the density plateauing within 3-4 days of hatching. ...

Author(s)
Apajalahti, J.; Kettunen, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931803)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Epithelial structure and function in the hen lower intestine.

In birds, transport processes in the lower intestine mediate absorption of ions, water and a variety of organic substrates, including significant amounts of glucose, amino acids derived from protein associated with urate spheres, and short-chain fatty acids derived from fermentation processes....

Author(s)
Laverty, G.; Elbrønd, V. S.; Árnason, S.S.; Skadhauge, E.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931803)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Antibacterial properties of phytochemicals in aromatic plants in poultry diets.

A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of herbal supplementation of broiler diets on some prevalent species of gut microbes. Ninety day-old broiler chicks were randomly grouped into five cages for 29 days. The birds were fed a basal wheat/soyabean meal ration. Each cage was randomly assigned...

Author(s)
Cross, D. E.; Hillman, K.; Fenlon, D.; Deans, S. G.; McDevitt, R. M.; Acamovic, T.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996140)
Type
Book chapter

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