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Feed efficiency in swine

Author: John F Patience
Publisher: Wageningen, The Netherlands : Wageningen Academic, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Feed efficiency in swine' has been prepared as a comprehensive treatise on the current state of our understanding of this topic which is so important to the pork industry. Each chapter is written by international authorities who understand both the science and application of their topic area. The book provides detailed insight into the many factors affecting feed efficiency, ranging from diet processing to herd  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John F Patience
ISBN: 9789086867561 9086867561
OCLC Number: 817562172
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Herd management factors that influence whole herd feed efficiency / A.M. Gaines, B.A. Peterson, O.F. Mendoza --
Feeding and barn management strategies that maximize feed efficiency / M.D. Tokach, R.D. Goodband, J.M. DeRouchey, S.S. Dritz --
Liquid feeding corn-based diets to growing pigs: practical considerations and use of co-products / C.F.M. de Lange, C.H. Zhu --
Amino acid nutrition and feed efficiency / C.F.M. de Lange, C.L. Levesque, B.J. Kerr --
The influence of dietary energy on feed efficiency in grow-finish swine / J.F. Patience --
Feed processing to maximize feed efficiency / C.R. Stark --
The genetic and biological basis of residual feed intake as a measure of feed efficiency / J.M. Young, J.C.M. Dekkers --
Pig breeding for improved feed efficiency / P.W. Knap, L. Wang --
Effect of climatic environment on feed efficiency in swine / D. Renaudeau, H. Gilbert, J. Noblet --
Fueling the immune response: what's the cost? / R.W. Johnson --
Influence of health on feed efficiency / S.S. Dritz --
Physiology of feed efficiency in the pig: emphasis on the gastrointestinal tract and specific dietary examples / J.R. Pluske --
Emerging technologies with the potential to improve feed efficiency in swine / F.R. Dunshea.
Responsibility: edited by John F. Patience.


The authors explain such practical aspects as the challenge of interpreting feed efficiency information obtained on farm or the role of liquid feeding. The authors also delve into more scientific  Read more...
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