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Gut Efficiency; the Key Ingredient in Ruminant Production

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Gut Efficiency; the Key Ingredient in Ruminant Production

Sylvie Andrieu and David Wilde

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Author(s): Sylvie Andrieu and David Wilde

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Globally, dairy and beef production has become an extremely competitive industry. While the world milk production is predicted to grow significantly by 2020 with the emergence of new consumers in developing countries, milk and meat production in the more establish markets now has to fulfil new societal needs beside the simple product supply: animal health, food safety, and production environmental impact are some of them. At the same time, the recent extreme increase in feed costs emphasizes again the key role of rumen and gut efficiency management in production economics. All these new thematic topics are central to the proper management of ruminant digestive process.

Producers must endeavour to seek new technologies to improve production efficiency, animal health and production costs while keeping in mind the environmental impact these changes make.

'Gut efficiency; the key ingredient in ruminant production' brings together some of the world's leading authorities in the field of ruminant nutrition and production. It considers the importance of digestive health in performance achievement together with novel strategies to manage it. It 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 and David Wilde
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 112 pages
ISBN 9789086860678
Publication date 2008
Book Type Hardcover


Optimized rumen and gut health in dairy cattle: the U.S. approach - M.F. Hutjens

  1. Introduction
  2. Carbohydrate metabolism in the rumen
  3. Lower gut function


Digestive health and pathogenic load in cattle: impact on food safety - S. Calsamiglia

  1. Introduction
  2. Preharvest control measures
  3. Conclusion


Enteric methane production by ruminants and its control - J.-P. Jouany

  1. Introduction
  2. Origin of methane
  3. Impact of fermentation pattern on ruminal methanogenesis
  4. Economic and environmental impact of enteric methane emissions by ruminants
  5. Conclusion


Rate of nitrogen and energy release in the rumen and effects on feed utilisation and animal performance - L.A. Sinclair

  1. Introduction
  2. Interaction between rate of energy and nitrogen supply to the rumen on microbial metabolism.
  3. Infusion studies
  4. Rumen metabolism in vivo
  5. Effects on animal performance
  6. Non-protein nitrogen (NPN)
  7. Implications


Gut efficiency; the key ingredient in ruminant production Calf gut health: practical considerations - D. O’Rourke

  1. Introduction
  2. Incidence and causes of mortality
  3. Lack of immunity
  4. Management of calf scours
  5. Conclusion


The role of MOS source and structure on antibiotic resistance of pathogenic bacteria - J.M. Tricarico and C.A. Moran

  1. Introduction
  2. Efficacy of yeast cell wall preparations to control the persistence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance in bacteria
  3. Conclusions


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