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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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This review constitutes the report of the "Other Nutrients Sub-Group" of the AFRC Working Party on Characterisation of Feedstuffs. The primary role of the Sub-Group was to describe and make recommendations on analytical methods for minerals including phosphorus, copper, calcium, cobalt and...

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Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, B (Livestock Feeds and Feeding), 1988, 58, 10, pp 549-571

In this review the potential applications of biotechnology to agriculture are tabulated, and the main areas of the livestock industry which will be affected are highlighted. Biotechnology in milk production is discussed, including the use of bovine somatotropin to increase milk yield in dairy cows, ...

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Armstrong, D. G.
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Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 1988, 58, 8, pp 415-426

The nitrogen content of feeds has been traditionally expressed as a statement of 'crude protein' (N × 6.25). This approach is useful as a simple statement of the overall level of nitrogen in a feed, but the nutritional needs of the various classes of farm livestock must be stated in a more...

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Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, B (Livestock Feeds and Feeding), 1987, 57, 12, pp 713-736

In this report, consideration has been given to the factors influencing the breakdown and assimilation of energy-yielding compounds in ruminants, pigs and poultry and the implications that an understanding of the digestive process in these animals have for the routine characterization of...

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Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, B (Livestock Feeds and Feeding), 1987, 57, 9, pp 507-523

Certain synthetic β-adrenergic agonists (e.g. clenbuterol and cimaterol) when included in the normal diet of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry increase protein deposition in the carcass (+15% approx.) and reduce total body fat (-18% approx). These effects occur in entire males, castrates and females. ...

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Williams, P. E. V.
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Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, B (Livestock Feeds and Feeding), 1987, 57, 8, pp 453-464