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Cover for The digestive system of the rabbit.

This chapter gives a description of the morphological and functional characteristics of the digestive system of the rabbit that are important for understanding the rabbit's digestive processes that will be explained in the next chapters and explains how these characteristics change from the...

Author(s)
Carabaño, R.; Piquer, J.; Menoyo, D.; Badiola, I.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Digestion of sugars and starch.

This chapter discussed the structure and digestion of simple sugars and oligosaccharides and starch in the different parts of the gastrointestinal tract of rabbits. Highlights of this chapter also focused on the factors affecting starch and sugar digestion as well as the benefits of starch and...

Author(s)
Blas, E.; Gidenne, T.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protein digestion.

In this chapter the characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets, protein digestion in young rabbits, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum of rabbits, soft faeces and its relation to protein digestibility, amino acid balance, and faecal digestibility in rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Birds.

This chapter discussed the important differences in the anatomy and physiology of some of the known species of birds, all belonging to the class Aves. The possession of feathers, and in the majority of species the ability to fly, is the reason for their success. Flight allows them to colonize new...

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The horse.

Much of the anatomy of the organs and physiology the body systems of horses are similar to that of the dog and this chapter is designed to highlight the differences between these two species, not to describe every aspect in repetitious detail.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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