Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition 201207 December 2012
UK - 'Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition 2012' contains the proceedings of the 44th University of Nottingham Feed Conference.
The ruminant section is concerned with improving health, fertility and product quality whilst reducing environmental impact. The first chapter provides guidance on monitoring the nutritional status of dairy cattle.
The second section discusses the influence of feed intake on reproduction and reviews evidence on the effectiveness of antioxidants to improve reproduction.
This section provides a comprehensive review of lipid metabolism and milk quality and demonstrates how environmental impact can be incorporated into least-cost diet formulation.
The section on Developments in the Feed Industry starts with a chapter describing how feed compounds in Germany interact with producers and provides a summary of application processes for EU approval of feed additives.
The third section discusses the impact of biofuels on supply of raw materials for animal feed.
The section on Global Food Security contains two chapters. The first takes a detailed overview of the importance of animal production in food security. The second explores options for genetic selection to meet increasing demands for animal products.
The non-ruminant section is concerned with nutrition, health, genetics and management of pigs and poultry, with particular emphasis of environmental impact. The first chapter reviews genetic selection in poultry and its effects on gut health.
The second chapter provides an update on how the BPEX roadmap is reducing environmental impact in the British pig industry.
The third chapter discusses amino acid digestibility in pigs and explains how hormones in sows can be manipulated by nutrition.
The final chapter reviews current evidence on the use of phytase in diets for non-ruminants.
All chapters are written by international experts and provide comprehensive analyses of issues alongside practical applications. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the livestock industry, including nutritionists, feed suppliers, researchers, consultants, animal science students, legislaters and veterinary practitioners.