Animal Nutrition, 8th Edition
By Peter McDonald, J.F.D. Greenhalgh, C A Morgan, R Edwards, Liam Sinclair
Animal Nutrition, 8th Edition PDF has been updated thoroughly to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the science and practice of animal nutrition. This classic, market-leading text is a trusted resource for undergraduates studying Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Biology and Biochemistry. It is supported by key experimental evidence throughout about modern advancements in animal food nourishment, composition of foods and feeding standards for dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, horses, and cats and dogs.
It is split into six main sections covering: The components of food; The digestion and metabolism of nutrients; Quantifying the nutrient content of foods: digestibility, energy and protein values; The nutrient requirements of animals; The nutritional characteristics of foods; and Animal products and human nutrition. Quantitative aspects of the subject are clearly explained and illustrated by worked examples. Problems have been added to all chapters to aid student learning and the appendices include solutions to all chapter-end numeric questions.
This edition includes nutritional topics related to molecular biology, the environment, and companion animals – dog and cat nutrition has been expanded. Under nutrient requirements of animals, usage of novel foods such as insects has also been added. Chapter-end summaries and questions allow students to recap and test their knowledge of the chapter topic.