European Association for Animal Production

Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition in sustainable animal production

Editors: Oltjen, James W., Kebreab, E., Lapierre, Hélène (Eds.)

  • A valuable resource for researchers, students, policy makers, producers and industry professionals
  • Addresses key issues of how energy and protein are utilized and interact in farm animals
  • Contains state-of-the-art research and reviews on several topics of nutrient utilization and metabolism from top scientists worldwide
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As world population increases, demand for food and particularly animal products is expected to grow substantially. Because of limited area for expansion of animal agriculture and growing consumer concern for the environmental impact of animal production, gains in animal efficiency will have to be part of the solution. This book addresses key issues of how energy and protein are utilized and interact in farm animals from the molecular to the whole animal and even to the herd or group level of organization. It contains state-of-the-art research and reviews on several topics of nutrient utilization and metabolism from top scientists worldwide. Key issues addressed include energy/protein interactions, methodology such as in vitro and in vivo techniques, regulation including pre-natal programming and endocrine regulation, modeling and systems biology (including a tribute to the late Professor R. Lee Baldwin of the University of California, Davis, a leader in the field), products and health of animals, tissue metabolism, and environmental sustainability in agriculture. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, policy makers, producers and industry professionals believing that a better understanding of metabolism and nutrition of farm animals is part of the solution.

Table of contents (195 chapters)

  • Feeding the planet: key challenges

    Herrero, M.

    Pages 27-34

  • Role of animal products in feeding the planet

    Hermansen, J. E. (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • Challenges in ruminant nutrition: towards minimal nitrogen losses in cattle

    Dijkstra, J. (et al.)

    Pages 47-58

  • Small intestinal fermentation contributes substantially to starch disappearance in milk-fed calves

    Gilbert, M. S. (et al.)

    Pages 59-60

  • Nutrient digestion by dairy cows fed diets replacing starch with non- forage fiber

    Ranathunga, S. D. (et al.)

    Pages 61-63

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition in sustainable animal production
Editors
  • James W. Oltjen
  • E. Kebreab
  • Hélène Lapierre
Series Title
European Association for Animal Production
Series Volume
134
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-781-3
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-781-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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