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CAB Reviews

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A review was made of the literature concerning the metabolism of fatty acids in the dairy cow, and the potential of increasing the content of the essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; C20:5) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; C22:6) in cows' milk. EPA and DHA are two n-3 polyunsaturated...

Author(s)
Rymer, C.; Givens, D. I.; Wahle, K. W. J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2003, 73, 4, pp 9R-25R

The use of distillers' dark grains (DDG) in ruminant nutrition is reviewed. DDG are characterised by very low starch (16 to 97 g/kg DM) and NDF content (302 to 528 g/kg DM). The crude protein content of DDG varies from 230 to 436 g/kg DM and it is higher than in raw cereals as the protein is...

Author(s)
Gizzi, G.; Givens, D. I.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2001, 71, 10, pp 1R-19R

These tables complement the review article published in Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, Series B, volume 70, number 1 (January 2000).

Author(s)
Givens, D. I.; Cottrill, B. R.; Davies, M.; Lee, P. A.; Mansbridge, R. J.; Moss, A. R.
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2000, 70, 8, pp 1-14

This review examines the importance of long-chain n-3 fatty acids to man, the origin of these in the diet, the sustainability of fish products as a source and how food from non-ruminant and ruminant animals can be enriched with these fatty acids. Fat and fatty acid metabolism in non-ruminant and...

Author(s)
Givens, D. I.; Cottrill, B. R.; Davies, M.; Lee, P. A.; Mansbridge, R. J.; Moss, A. R.
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2000, 70, 1, pp 1-19

This review considers structure and composition of straw, and its digestion and rumen fermentation, factors influencing energy and protein values of straw, voluntary intake of straw and methods of predicting energy value and intake.

Author(s)
Givens, D. I.; Moss, A. R.
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 1995, 65, 11, pp 793-811

The in situ technique for characterization of feeds in the rumen is reviewed in order to assess differences in application of the procedure, evaluate the importance of procedural differences and highlight areas requiring further validation before a standard procedure can be recommended. Suggestions ...

Author(s)
Huntingdon, J. A.; Givens, D. I.
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 1995, 65, 2, pp 63-93