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Voluntary Food Intake and Diet Selection of Farm Animals, 2nd Edition

  • Voluntary Food Intake and Diet Selection of Farm Animals, 2nd Edition

Voluntary Food Intake and Diet Selection of Farm Animals, 2nd Edition

Edited By: J M Forbes

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Edited By: J M Forbes

About The Book

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.

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Author Edited By: J M Forbes
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 432 pp
ISBN 9781845932794
Publication date August 2007
Book Type Hardcover



Part I Basics

  • Introduction
  • Feeding Behaviour

Part II Mechanisms

  • Feedbacks from the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Metabolites and Hormones
  • Central Nervous System and the Special Senses
  • Learning about Food: Conditioned Preferences and Aversions
  • Diet Selection: Principles
  • Diet Selection: Practicalities

Part III Theories

  • Integrative Theories of Food Intake Control
  • Minimal Total Discomfort

Part IV Food Composition

  • Diet Digestibility Energy Concentration and Supplementation of Forages
  • Protein and Other Nutrients
  • Appetites for Specific Nutrients
  • Silage

Part V Animal and Entertainment Factors

  • Growth and Fattening
  • Reproduction and Lactation
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Intake
  • Epilogue



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