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020 _a9781845936310 (paperback)
082 _a636.08932 Cheeke 28866 1st 2010 Animal.Nutrition
100 1 _aCheeke, Peter Robert.
245 1 0 _aComparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism
250 _aFirst ed.
260 _aUK:
300 _a350 p. ;
520 _aNutrition is a very broad discipline, encompassing biochemistry, physiology, endocrinology, immunology, microbiology and pathology. Presenting the major principles of nutrition of both domestic and wild animals, this book takes a comparative approach, recognizing that there are considerable differences in nutrient digestion, metabolism and requirements among various mammalian and avian species. Explaining species differences in food selection, food-seeking and digestive strategies and their significance to nutritional needs, chapters cover a broad range of topics including digestive physiology, metabolic disorders and specific nutrients such as carbohydrates proteins and lipids, with particular attention being paid to nutritional and metabolic idiosyncrasies.
650 _aAnimal Nutrition
650 _aAnimal Metabolism
700 1 _aDierenfeld, Ellen S.
942 _cBK
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