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Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

P Cheeke, E Dierenfeld

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Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

Nutrition 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, recognising 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. It is an essential text for students of animal and veterinary sciences.


Students of animal nutrition and related subjects.

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Author P Cheeke, E Dierenfeld
Availability In Print
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Extent 352 Pages
ISBN 9781845936310
Publication date Jul-10
Book Type Softcover


Part I. Introduction and Digestive Tract Physiology

1 Introduction

2 Digestive Physiology: Autoenzymatic Digestors

3 Digestive Physiology: Alloenzymatic Digestors

Part II. Protein, Amino Acid and Nitrogen Metabolism

4 Protein and Amino Acid Structures and Properties

5 Protein Digestion

6 Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism and Function

Part III. Carbohydrates

7 Carbohydrate Structure

8 Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption

9 Cellular Metabolism of Carbohydrates

Part IV. Lipids

10 Lipid Structure

11 Lipid Digestion

12 Fat and Fatty Acid Metabolism

13 Lipid Peroxidation and Anti-Oxidant Nutrients

Part V. Integration of Metabolism

14 Amino Acids and Fats as Metabolic Fuels

15 Energy Storage

16 Disorders and Unique Aspects of Energy Metabolism

17 Feed Intake and Diet Selection

Part VI. Structural Features18 The Skeletal System

19 The Integument, Pigmentation, Membranes, and Extracellular Matrix

Part VII. Water and Body Fluids

20 Water

21 Blood, Electrolytes and the Anemias

Part VIII. Reproduction and the Immune System

22 Nutrition and Reproduction

23 Nutrition and the Immune System

24 The inflammatory Response

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