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Cover for Phosphorus and calcium utilization in non-ruminants using isotope dilution technique.

This chapter describes the use of the isotope dilution technique to study phosphorus metabolism in pigs, horses and poultry and calcium utilization in horses.

Author(s)
Lopes, J. B.; Furtado, C. E.; Moreira, J. A.; Silva Filho, J. C. da; Brandi, R. A.; Kebreab, E.; Vitti, D. M. S. S.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Phosphorus and calcium utilization in ruminants using isotope dilution technique.

The results of studies on the requirements, bioavailability, absorption and excretion of calcium and phosphorus in sheep, goats and cattle determined using the isotope dilution technique are presented.

Author(s)
Vitti, D. M. S. S.; Silva Filho, J. C. da; Louvandini, H.; Dias, R. S.; Bueno, I. C. S.; Kebreab, E.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable animal agriculture.

This book with eighteen chapters draws together themes on sustainability that have emerged as the most pressing in recent years. The book addresses practical topics such as air quality, manure management, animal feeds, production efficiency, environmental sustainability, biotechnology issues,...

Author(s)
Kebreab, E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book
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Cover for Production efficiency of ruminants: feed, nitrogen and methane.

This chapter discusses the production efficiency of ruminants, particularly cattle, in relation to feeds, nitrogen excretion and methane emission. Focus is given on the production efficiency of cattle, primarily that of dairy cattle, at the animal level. Improvements in production efficiency are...

Author(s)
Dijkstra, J.; France, J.; Ellis, J. L.; Strathe, A. B.; Kebreab, E.; Bannink, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare: an integral component of sustainability.

This chapter discusses animal welfare and how both the social and natural sciences play key roles in understanding this complex field. Using egg production as an example, it is illustrated how animal welfare concerns have played a driving role in policy and regulatory decisions regarding production ...

Author(s)
Tucker, C. B.; Mench, J. A.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Phosphorus and calcium requirements of ruminants.

The calcium and phosphorus requirements of cattle, sheep and goats are discussed, with emphasis on the regulatory aspects, phosphorus content of feed and avoidance of overfeeding to reduce the phosphorus content of faeces.

Author(s)
Knowlton, K. F.; Beede, D. K.; Kebreab, E.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dynamics of calcium and phosphorus metabolism in laying hens.

This chapter discusses the regulation of calcium and phosphorus metabolism in hens. A dynamic model of Ca and P metabolism is also presented that could help in evaluating the effects of changes in the feeding management of laying hens.

Author(s)
Vries, S. de; Kwakkel, R. P.; Dijkstra, J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Isotope dilution technique.

The application of the radioisotope dilution technique using radioactive phosphorus (32P) for determining endogenous P and its absorption in domestic animals is described.

Author(s)
Vitti, D. M. S. S.; Silva Filho, J. C. da
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Kinetic models for the study of phosphorus metabolism in ruminants and monogastrics.

This chapter describes the use of the isotope dilution technique and models to study phosphorus metabolism in livestock.

Author(s)
France, J.; Dias, R. S.; Kebreab, E.; Vitti, D. M. S. S.; Crompton, L. A.; Lopez, S.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for General introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of the phosphorus and calcium metabolism and excretion in livestock and the environmental impact of these nutrients.

Author(s)
Kebreab, E.; Vitti, D. M. S. S.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
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