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The Mineral Nutrition of Livestock

By: E J Underwood and N Suttle

614 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Sep 2010 | Edition: 4 | #179803 | ISBN-13: 9781845934729
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NHBS Price: £115.00 $140/€128 approx

About this book

The fourth edition of this important book covers the advances in livestock mineral nutrition, updated with more illustrations and additional material on the interrelationships between livestock and man. Recent developments are discussed, such as the real value of increasing nutritive value of feed by the use of additives, enhancing the mineral availability of organic supplements in trace elements, the concept of the `mineral footprint' of livestock, and potential problems caused by methods of mineral feeding aiming to lower environmental pollution, such as health implications for humans.


1. General Introduction
2. Natural Sources of Minerals
3. The Detection and Correction of Mineral Imbalances in Animals
4. Calcium
5. Phosphorous
6. Magnesium
7. Sodium and Chlorine
8. Potassium
9. Sulphur
10. Cobalt
11. Copper
12. Iodine
13. Iron
14. Manganese
15. Selenium
16. Zinc
17. Occasionally Beneficial Elements (Boron, Chromium, Lithium, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Tin, Vanadium)
18. Essentially Toxic Elements (Aluminium, Arsenic, Cadmium, Fluorine, Lead, Mercury)
19. Design of Supplementation Trials for Assessing Mineral Deprivation

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