Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition

Series Editor:

  • Tony Cunha, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A. and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, U.S.A.


  • Charles Robbins, Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A.

Research of the past ten years has made it increasingly clear that domestic animals and wild animals differ in their nutritional requirements. Nutritional management, beneficial to domestic animals, may actually be life-threatening to wild ones. This new edition of Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent insights, especially with regard to wildlife nutrition essential to successful management either in the wild or in captivity.Zoological garden and laboratory personnel, wildlife biologists, ecologists, animal nutritionists, and veterinarians will benefit from this new edition.
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Wildlife biologists, ecologists, animal nutritionists, veterinarians


Book information

  • Published: May 1994
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-589383-1


"Should be required reading for all undergraduates and graduate students in biology, zoology or animal science."
Reviews of the First Edition:, --QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY

"It will serve as a bench mark in the field of wildlife nutrition and as a valuable reference in the years to come."

Table of Contents

Introduction.General Nutrient and Energy Requirements.Protein.Water.Minerals.Vitamins.Essential Fatty Acids.Energy Requirements for Maintenance.Protein Requirements for Maintenance.Reproductive Costs.Productive Costs.Food Composition.Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Function.Digestion and Nutrient Metabolism.Food Intake Regulation.Computer Models of the Nutritional Interaction.Index.