Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism by Peter Robert Cheeke,Ellen S. Dierenfeld

By Peter Robert Cheeke,Ellen S. Dierenfeld

food is a truly extensive self-discipline, encompassing biochemistry, body structure, endocrinology, immunology, microbiology and pathology. featuring the most important rules of nutrients of either household and wild animals, this ebook takes a comparative procedure, recognising that there are significant changes in nutrient digestion, metabolism and standards between quite a few mammalian and avian species. Explaining species transformations in meals choice, food-seeking and digestive options and their value to dietary wishes, chapters disguise a vast variety of themes together with digestive body structure, metabolic problems and particular food resembling carbohydrates proteins and lipids, with specific recognition being paid to dietary and metabolic idiosyncrasies. it truly is a vital textual content for college students of animal and veterinary sciences.

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