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Voluntary food intake and diet selection of farm animals

Author: J M Forbes
Publisher: Wallingford : CABI, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book contains an up to date and more focused examination of developments in the understanding of voluntary food intake and new ideas and studies related to diet selection. New chapters are introduced and old ones are rewritten and reorganized in a more readable style by using extensive reference to books and reviews. The book is intended for animal nutritionists, animal scientists, farm owners and managers,  Read more...
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Forbes, J.M. (John Michael), 1940-
Voluntary food intake and diet selection of farm animals.
Wallingford : CABI, ©2007
(DLC) 2007006773
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J M Forbes
ISBN: 1845932803 9781845932800
OCLC Number: 648317303
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 453 pages)
Contents: Feeding behaviour --
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 --
Integrative theories of food intake control --
Minimal total discomfort --
Diet digestibility, energy concentration and supplementation of forages --
Protein and other nutrients --
Appetites for specific nutrients --
Silage --
Growth and fattening --
Reproduction and lactation --
Environmental factors affecting intake.
Responsibility: by J. Michael Forbes.

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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  Read more...

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