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Gaining the Edge in Ruminant Production

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Gaining the Edge in Ruminant Production

Sylvie Andrieu

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Author: Sylvie Andrieu

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Globally, dairy and meat production has become an extremely competitive industry. The world milk production is predicted to grow significantly by 2020 with the emergence of new consumers in developing countries. Yet, there is still intense competition for the industry to attract and retain consumers in the more established markets. Consumers continue to demand safe, high quality milk and meat products at competitive prices compared to other high protein food alternatives. To ensure the sustainability of both dairy and beef industries, producers must endeavour to seek new technologies to improve production efficiency whilst lowering the cost of production to produce a quality product.

This edited collection of papers is taken from a seminar that brought together some of the world?s leading authorities in the field of ruminant nutrition and production. The fundamental theme is to re-examine the current trends in productivity within the dairy and beef industries, and to identify nutritional and managerial means to improve competitiveness. The papers also consider the importance of animal health together with novel strategies for disease control.

'Gaining the edge in ruminant production: Nutritional strategies for optimal productivity and efficiency' is aimed at nutritionists, veterinarians and animal producers as well as students and researchers studying animal and applied biological sciences.

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Author Sylvie Andrieu
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 124 Pages
ISBN 9789086860449
Publication date 2007
Book Type Softcover


Proteomics, nutrigenomics, metabolomics: do we have effective tools to optimise rumen function?

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Understanding antimicrobial growth promoters
  • 3. Using genomic information for understanding growth promotion
  • 4. Description of microarrays as a tool for studying ruminants
  • 5. Use of microarray technologies to understand gene regulation and growth promotion
  • 6. Nutrigenomics
  • 7. Effects of selenium on gene expression
  • 8. Concluding remarks
  • References

Bio-based economy and new challenges to dairy nutrition

  • 1. The bio-based economy
  • 2. Consequences for dairy cows diets: dietary starch supply
  • 3. Dietary protein supply
  • 4. Feed dry matter
  • 5. Improving feed quality
  • 6. Conclusions
  • References

Dairy nutrition models: their forms and applications

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Dairy nutrition models: their form and role
  • 3. Dairy nutrition software
  • 4. Application of dairy nutrition models
  • References

Dairy and Salmonella

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. What characterise Salmonella bacteria?
  • 3. Salmonellosis
  • 4. A zoonosis
  • 5. Salmonella in cattle
  • 6. Salmonella DT104 multiresistant on a dairy-farm: a case from practice
  • References

The Selenium dilemma: what is the role for EU approved Sel-Plex©?

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Selenium concentrations in soil and feed ingredients
  • 3. Selenium supplementation in the international context
  • 4. Supplemental selenium
  • 5. Toxicity
  • 6. Selenium and its impact on production
  • 7. Selenium and mastitis
  • 8. Selenium and reproduction
  • 9. Meeting the selenium requirement of dairy cattle
  • 10. Improving the selenium status of dairy cattle
  • References

Raising replacement calves: nutrition, management and objectives

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Enhanced growth feeding programs
  • 3. Management
  • 4. And now, do it without antibiotics...
  • References

Managing optimal health of dairy calves

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Dairy calf mortality and morbidity incidence
  • 3. Long-term effects of calf morbidity on health and performance
  • 4. Passive immunity transfer to the newborn calf
  • 5. Calf exposure to pathogens after birth
  • 6. Calf and heifer housing and management
  • 7. Colostrum feeding management
  • 8. Monitoring calf and heifer performances
  • References

Building immunity in dairy calves

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Colostrum feeding and passive transfer of immunity
  • 3. Colostrum quality
  • 4. Vitamins and trace elements supply and calves immune function
  • 5. External temperature impact on immunity
  • 6. Supplements to support immunity
  • 7. Crossbreeding and immunity
  • 8. Conclusion
  • References

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