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A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

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Gita Cherian, Oregon State University

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: Oregon State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Natalie Tucker, Assistant Professor, Ancilla College of Marian University on 3/5/23

This textbook is easy to understand, use and read. The content is well organized. Animal nutrition (any nutritional topic) can be challenging to learn but the author does a great job of taking the complex issues surrounding animal nutrition... read more

Reviewed by Ali Hussein, Assistant Professor, Eastern New Mexico University on 10/29/21

This chapter discusses all the necessary information about basic animal nutrition and how nutrients are important for normal body function. The information in the book matches what Land-Grant Universities cover in their Principles of Animal... read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Introduction to Nutrition
  • II. Gastrointestinal Tract, Digestive Organs, and Processes
  • III. Carbohydrates, Structures and Types
  • IV. Carbohydrates, Digestion and Absorption
  • V. Carbohydrates, Metabolism
  • VI. Lipids, Structure
  • VII. Lipids, Digestion
  • VIII. Lipids, Transport, Deposition, and Metabolism
  • IX. Proteins
  • X. Proteins, Digestion and Absorption
  • XI. Proteins, Metabolism
  • XII. Proteins and Amino Acids, Quality
  • XIII. Vitamins
  • XIV. Water-Soluble Vitamins (B and C)
  • XV. Minerals
  • XVI. Microminerals
  • XVII. Bioenergetics
  • XVIII. Water in Animal Nutrition
  • XIX. Feed Additives
  • XX. Measurement of Feed and Nutrient Utilization in Food-Producing Animals

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About the Book

Based on over 20 years of teaching experience in animal nutrition, this study guide will enhance learning basic food animal nutritional principles.

In this introductory text, six fundamental nutrients, their structure, digestion, and metabolism are covered. A brief introduction to bioenergetics, feed additives, nutrient analysis, digestive organs and processes in monogastric and ruminant animals, and methods for assessing nutrient utilization are also included.

Each chapter is illustrated with a new terms box, key points, and review questions.

This study guide is an essential learning tool for undergraduate students majoring in animal sciences, veterinary medicine, or other related disciplines.

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Gita Cherian, Oregon State University

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