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Cover for Energy and protein metabolism and requirements.

This chapter discussed the different methods of estimating the net energy and protein requirements of rabbits during the different stages of production particularly during the lactation and pregnancy period for female rabbits. The effects of protein and energy intake and metabolism on the...

Author(s)
Xiccato, G.; Trocino, A.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and climatic environment.

This chapter discussed the different variables in the environment that affects the nutrition of rabbits. Among these variables are temperature, humidity, light, altitude, small and noise. In this chapter the variables temperature and humidity were given emphasis.

Author(s)
Cervera, C.; Carmona, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrient requirements and metabolic diseases.

A review on the importance of trace elements, vitamins, major minerals, carbohydrates, energy and proteins in supplying the nutrient requirements in cattle was presented as well as on how deficiences or excess may result into metabolic diseases that indirectly or directly affects profitability and...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Characterization of the experimental diets.

This chapter discusses some of the potential pitfalls when designing and characterizing experimental diets and ideas on how to limit their impact on the experiment. It will also touch on the importance of recording such design information. Highlights of this chapter focus on the following:...

Author(s)
O'Neill, H. V. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed resources vis-à-vis livestock and fish productivity in a changing climate.

Globally, livestock contributes 40% to agricultural gross domestic product (GDP), employs more than 1 billion people and creates livelihoods for more than 1 billion poor. From a nutritional standpoint, livestock contributes about 30% of the protein in human diets globally and more than 50% in...

Author(s)
Blümmel, M.; Haileslassie, A.; Herrero, M.; Beveridge, M.; Phillips, M.; Havlik, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Camel nutrition for meat production.

This chapter reviews the different aspects of nutrition and the utilization of dietary nutrients by the camel. It examines the anatomy and physiology of the camel's digestive system, particularly the forestomach, as well as nitrogen economy and methane emission in camels. Special attention is paid...

Author(s)
Al-Jassim, R.; Hogan, J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641010)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Efficiency and growth.

The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate some of the main concepts and give examples of useful approaches to understanding efficiency in relation to growth. The ultimate limitations to the drive for efficiency include not only the obvious laws of thermodynamics and of biochemistry, but also the ...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy and protein metabolism and requirements.

This chapter covers the energy and protein requirements of rabbits as well as their metabolism. The energy units (gross, digestible, net and metabolizable energy) and the methods used for estimating energy requirement are presented. The aspects of energy metabolism related to vital and productive...

Author(s)
Xiccato, G.; Trocino, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936693)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed evaluation.

This chapter covers the different units used for feed evaluation such as energy (digestible, metabolizable and net), crude protein and amino acids and fibre (neutral detergent fibre, acid detergent fibre, acid detergent lignin, crude fibre and soluble fibre). Moreover, the methodology of feed...

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Maertens, L.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936693)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Methods of evaluating the availability of nutrients in foods.

The mathematical calculation and alternative methods for determining nutrient availability and nutrient value of animal feeds are described.

Author(s)
McL. Dryden, G.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934125)
Type
Book chapter

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