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Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

By: Peter R Cheeke and Ellen S Dierenfeld

336 pages, 218 illus

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Jul 2010 | #185274 | ISBN-13: 9781845936310
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About this book

Presenting the major principles of nutrition of both domestic and wild animals, this book takes a comparative approach, recognising that there are considerable differences in nutrient digestion, metabolism and requirements among various mammalian and avian species.

Explaining species differences in food selection, food-seeking and digestive strategies and their significance to nutritional needs, chapters cover a broad range of topics including digestive physiology, metabolic disorders and specific nutrients such as carbohydrates proteins and lipids, with particular attention being paid to nutritional and metabolic idiosyncrasies.


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