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About this book
About this book
Provides a wealth of information on each mineral, including properties, distribution, natural resources, their requirements, metabolism, functions, deficiencies, and toxicity in various animals.
Introduction. Calcium and Phosphorus. Sodium and Chlorine (Common Salt). Potassium. Magnesium. R.L. Shirley, Sulfur. Iron. Copper and Molybdenum. Cobalt. Iodine. Manganese. Zinc. Selenium. Fluorine. Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury. Newly Discovered and Other Trace Elements. Natural Sources of Minerals. Maximum Tolerance Levels. Mineral Supplementation. Bibliography. Appendixes. Index.
Dr. Lee R. McDowell is a distinguished scientist in animal nutrition. He is also editor on Nutrition of Grazing Ruminants in Warm Climates (Academic Press, 1985). For the past 23 years, he has been working on animal nutrition studies at the University of Florida and with numerous collaborating animal scientists in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and other areas. He has lectured throughout the world and has collected research data, photographs, and other materials of value for this book. Contact with many of the worlds leading nutrition scientists has greatly enriched his expertise.
630 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
For many years, there has been a great need for a single book on minerals covering both animals and humans. Dr. McDowell has done a magnificent job of reviewing the mineral literature and condensing it into one textbook... McDowell's book is of considerable value to all those concerned with animal and human nutrition... The author is to be congratulated on having made a good contribution regarding minerals in nutrition. --ANIMAL FEED AND TECHNOLOGY