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Cover for Nutrients and important feed constituents and their functions.

This chapter describes the characteristics of animal feed that make them a valuable source of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, trace elements and other nutrients, as well as how animals use these nutrients, nutrition physiology, production responses to feeding and nutritional disorders.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Digestion of feeds.

In this chapter the feeding behaviour and digestive physiology, digestive tract function-intrinsic and microbial digestion; functions and anatomy of the digestive tract in animals are discussed.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed digestibility.

This chapter describes the effects of feed composition on the digestibility and nutrient availability of feeds.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed nutritive value.

This chapter focused on the chemical composition of feeds, the availability of the nutrients in a feedstuff, characteristic levels of intake, palatability, the effects of the feed on animal health, and the effects of the feed on the quality of animal products.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal feeds.

This chapter describes the classification of feeds according to their available nutrient content, the types and amounts of constituents such as fibre and starch, the feed's origin (animal or plant or processing byproduct), the part of the original material which makes up the feed, any processing...

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed intake.

In this chapter the processes involve in regulating feed intake in animals are discussed. Topics also include: predicting feed intake; practical factors which affects intake; and relationship between intake and performance: residual feed intake and feed conversion efficiency.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ration formulation.

This chapter describes a method of calculating the combination of feed ingredients which will give a mixture which contains nutrients in specified concentrations. If these concentrations are similar to the animal's nutrient requirements, then it can be fed to obtain the expected production...

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed-related diseases.

This chapter describes the risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders, acidosis, hyperkeratosis, liver abscesses, laminitis, oesophageal and gastric ulcers, urea poisoning and other feed-related diseases in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Grazing behaviour - diet selection and pasture intake.

In this chapter the nutritional environment, foraging behaviour, feed intake, and diet selection of grazing animals are discussed.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed storage and handling.

This chapter highlights some important tips on feed storage and handling which includes topics on concentrate feed storage equipment, storing roughage, calculating the amount of storage capacity needed, feed storage hygiene, and reducing diet selection by animals fed a formulated mixed ration.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter

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