Voluntary Food Intake and Diet Selection

  • Edited by J.M. Forbes
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The feeding of farm animals directly effects their growth, health, reproduction and ultimately their economic value and is consequently one of the most studied areas of animal science. Building on the first edition and its predecessor, 'The Voluntary Food Intake of Farm Animals,' Forbes has produced an up-to-date and more focused examination of developments in the understanding of voluntary food intake and new ideas and studies relating to diet selection. Chapters have been reorganized and updated to provide a more streamlined approach.
Inhoudsopgave
Part I: Basics1: Introduction2: Feeding BehaviourPart II: Mechanisms3: Feedbacks from the Gastrointestinal Tract4: Metabolites and Hormones5: Central Nervous System and the Special Senses6: Learning about Food: Conditioned Preferences and Aversions7: Diet Selection: Principles8: Diet Selection: PracticalitiesPart III: Theories9: Integrative Theories of Food Intake Control10: Minimal Total DiscomfortPart IV: Food Composition11: Diet Digestibility, Energy Concentration and Supplementation of Forages12: Protein and Other Nutrients13: Appetites for Specific Nutrients14: SilagePart V: Animal and Environmental Factors15: Growth and Fattening16: Reproduction and Lactation17: Environmental Factors Affecting Intake18: Epilogue
Review
"There can be few texts on feeding that cover such a broad range of disciplines, from feeding behaviour to modelling of food intake... The book will provide a ready introduction into the many facets
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Uitgavejaar 2007
ISBN 9781845932794
Verschijningsdatum 1 dec. 2007
Omvang 432
Auteur(s) Edited by J.M. Forbes
Taal Engels
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