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Voluntary Feed Intake in Pigs

David Torrallardona and Eugeni Roura

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Author(s): David Torrallardona and Eugeni Roura

About The Book

Understanding voluntary feed intake of pigs enables the precise formulation of pig feeds, ensuring the ingestion of sufficient but not excessive amounts of nutrients to optimise performance. This reference textbook, based on scientific results covers all aspects of feed intake in pigs. It contains up-to-date reviews by renowned scientific experts on different aspects affecting voluntary feed intake and diet selection in pigs. Different physiological factors involved in feed intake regulation, ranging from the sensorial evaluation of feeds, to the hormonal and metabolic regulation of feed intake and the impact of pig health are discussed. The book also deals with aspects such as genetic background of the animals, feeder design, environmental conditions, and the use of models to predict feed intake.

This book is intended for academics, researchers, students and industry professionals involved in the field of pig nutrition and pig production.

Additional Information

Author David Torrallardona and Eugeni Roura
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown (W x H x D)
Extent 368pp
ISBN 9789086860968
Publication date 2011
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

Preface

  1. Voluntary feed intake and pig breeding - P.W. Knap
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Feed intake in growing pigs: past developments
    • Feed intake in growing pigs: new developments
    • Feed intake in sows
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
  2. Voluntary feed intake in piglets: potential impact of early experience with flavours derived from the maternal diet - J.E. Bolhuis, M. Oostindjer, H. Van den Brand, W.J.J. Gerrits and B. Kemp
    • Abstract
    • Introduction and outline
    • The low voluntary feed intake around weaning and its consequences
    • The role of social information transmission in the ontogeny of feeding
    • Perinatal exposure to flavours derived from the gestating and lactating mother's diet
    • Role of social information transfer in feeding behaviour of pigs
    • Concluding remarks and implications
    • References
  3. Integration of pre- and post-absorptive factors in feed intake regulation and prediction with particular respect to the pig - J.M. Forbes
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Preingestional
    • Postingestional
    • Postabsorptive
    • Integration
    • Minimal total discomfort (MTD)
    • Variability in intake and selection
    • Conclusions
    • References
  4. Taste receptor biology - K.C. Klasing and B.D. Humphrey
    • Abstract
    • Overview of taste biology
    • Taste receptors
    • Signal transduction
    • Tissue expression
    • Knockouts and transgenics
    • Physiological tuning
    • Evolution
    • Applications in animal agriculture
    • References
  5. Feed appetence in pigs: an oronasal sensing perspective - E. Roura and G. Ted¢
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Peripheral sensing in pigs
    • Somatosensing
    • Olfaction/smell
    • Taste/gustation
    • The comparative oronasal sensing biology of the pig
    • The concept of palatability in pigs - feed appetence and feed intake - practical applications in swine nutrition
    • References
  6. The diffuse chemosensory system - A. Sbarbati, D. Benati and F. Merigo
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The diffuse chemosensory system
    • Considerations about the role of the DCS
    • Conclusions
    • References
  7. Hormonal control of feed intake in swine - J.A. Carroll and G.L. Allee
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Feed intake and the somatotrophic axis
    • Stimulators of appetite
    • Appetite suppressors
    • A potential role for glucorticoids on neonatal pig growth and feed intake
    • Conclusion
    • Disclaimer
    • References
  8. Metabolic regulation of feed intake in monogastric mammals - J.L. Black, B.A. Williams and M.J. Gidley
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Gastrointestinal tract transit time
    • Mode of action of intestinal brakes
    • Long-term control of feed intake by nutrient-stimulated GIT peptides
    • Monitoring of metabolic status and adiposity
    • Integration of metabolic control of intake
    • A unifying concept?
    • Conclusions
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
  9. Evaluation of free-choice feedstuffs preference by pigs - D. Torrallardona and D. SolÂ…-Oriol
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Measurement of feed preference
    • Preferences for different feed ingredients
    • Conclusions
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
  10. Antinutritional factors: impact on pigs' voluntary feed intake - L. Clasadonte and A.F.B. van der Poel
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Protease inhibitors
    • Lectins
    • Tannins
    • Glucosinolates
    • Alkaloids
    • (Poly)saccharides
    • Saponins
    • Discussion
    • References
  11. Feed manufacturing technology and feed intake in young pigs - R.T. Zijlstra, S. Tibble and T.A.T.G. van Kempen
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Selection of raw materials
    • Feed manufacturing
    • Conclusions and implications
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
  12. Feeding behaviour and social influences on feed intake - X. Manteca and S. Edwards
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Feeder design
    • Feeding space requirement
    • Effects of group size
    • Social mixing
    • Space allowance
    • Mechanisms
    • Areas deserving further research
    • References
  13. Anorexia during infection in mammals: variation and its sources - I. Kyriazakis and A. Doeschl-Wilson
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Patterns of anorexia development
    • Pathogen specific effects on anorexia
    • Nutritional environment effects on anorexia
    • Host genotype effects on anorexia
    • References
  14. Models to predict feed intake - J.L. Black
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Model development
    • Concepts used to predict intake of pigs
    • Potential intake
    • Changes from potential intake
    • Conclusions
    • Acknowledgements
    • References

Author profiles of main authors
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