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Cover for Feeding behaviour.

This chapter discusses the different methods of monitoring individual and group feeding behaviour, meal patterns, food restriction and fasting, rate of eating, circadian rhythm of feeding and abnormal feeding-related behaviour in poultry, pigs, cattle, sheep and goats.

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Learning about food: conditioned preferences and aversions.

This chapter discusses the motivation, learning, learned aversions, condition preferences, continuum from preference to aversion, social components, position of food cues and palatability in relation to food intake and food selection of poultry, pigs, cattle, sheep and goats.

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diet selection: principles.

This chapter discusses the theory and evidence of diet selection, and prerequisites for diet selection in relation to nutrient requirements and nutritive value of feedstuff in meeting the balanced energy and protein diet of poultry, pigs, cattle, sheep and goats.

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diet selection: practicalities.

This chapter discusses the practical application of diet selection in matching food composition and feed formulation that meets the nutrient requirements with special emphasis on protein requirements of poultry, pigs, cattle, sheep and goats.

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silage.

This chapter focuses on dry matter content, fermentation products (i.e., silage juice, lactic acid and nitrogenous compounds) and silage additives (mineral and acetic acids, and inoculants). The physical limitation of silage intake in terms of degradation rate and chop length is discussed. In...

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental factors affecting intake.

This chapter considers intake responses to changes in temperature, photoperiod, the social environment, housing and feeding conditions, and disease. There are all external factors that are not directly associated with the characteristics of the food on offer or with the genetic make-up of the...

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Epilogue.

This chapter brings together some of the various threads that were discussed throughout the rest of the book and provides some personal viewpoints and challenges for the future. Topics include: feeding behaviour, the catastrophe of feeding, minimal total discomfort, sensing the environment,...

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Voluntary feed intake and diet selection.

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998145)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food choice and intake in chickens.

The choices birds make when confronted with more than one food have been studied in a variety of contexts. This chapter focuses on the domestic fowl (both growing broilers and laying hens) as its example species, as this is where much of the relevant research has been carried out. The chapter...

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusion and perspectives.

This chapter summarizes the different aspects of domestic animal feeding covered in the book, like feeding structures and mechanisms, feeding behaviour, physiological controls of feeding, animal welfare, choice feeding, philosophy and modelling, integration of factors affecting intake and welfare...

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930639)
Type
Book chapter

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