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Cover for Microbiome and mitochondria.

This chapter describes the interactions between the horse and its digestive tract microbes and the role of mitochondrial genetics on evolution, inheritance and racing performance.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Feeding and nutrition of laboratory rabbits.

This chapter discussed the nutrition and feeding of rabbits when used as a model for human nutrition and nutrional disorders, and other diseases, it also reviews the zoological features, digestive characteristics and nutrient and energy requirements as well the welfare of laboratory rabbits.

Author(s)
Fekete, S. G.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Anatomy and physiology.

This chapter provides a quick overview of some of the more unique features of avian anatomy and physiology focusing on: skeletal anatomy; soft tissue anatomy; and avian physiology that are of clinical importance.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Digestive system.

This chapter describes the anatomy of the digestive tract, the process of digestion and some gastrointestinal/digestive diseases in cats and dogs.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
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 Small exotic mammals.

This chapter discussed the physiology and anatomy of small exotic mammals that is not a dog or cat. This group includes the small animals that are among the most popular children's pets: rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, guineapigs, chinchillas, rabbits and chipmunks.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Urine and faecal analysis.

This chapter discussed the techniques in urinalysis for initial screening using specific gravity measurement and dipstick. Also highlighted are methods of preparing urine sample for examination under the microscope and the use of McMaster faecal egg count technique for gastrointestinal parasites.

Author(s)
Langridge, A.; English, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of pig nutrition.

This chapter describes the movement, digestion and absorption of dietary protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins, trace elements and water in the digestive tract of pigs at different stages of growth and production.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter

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