Forage in Ruminant Nutrition

Forage in Ruminant Nutrition

1st Edition - November 28, 1990

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  • Author: Dennis Minson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323147989

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Forage in Ruminant Nutrition is the 12th text in a series of books about animal feeing and nutrition. The series is intended to keep readers updated on the developments occurring in these fields. As it is apparent that ruminant animals are important throughout the world because of the meat and milk they produce, knowledge about the feeds available to ruminants must also be considered for increased production and efficiency. This text provides information that readers will find considerably invaluable about forage feeds, such as grass, legumes, hay, and straw. The book is composed of 16 chapters that feature the following concepts of ruminant forage feeding: • composition of ruminant products and the nutrients required for maintenance and reproduction; • energy and nutrient available in forage: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, copper, iodine, zinc, manganese, selenium, and cobalt; • intake of forage by housed ruminants; • grazing; • forage digestibility; • protein in ruminant nutrition; • protein and other nutrient deficiencies. This volume will be an invaluable reference for students and professionals in agricultural chemistry and grassland and animal husbandry researches.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Terminology and Symbols Used

    1 Ruminant Production and Forage Nutrients

    I. Introduction

    II. Composition of Ruminant Products

    III. Nutrients Required for Maintenance and Reproduction

    IV. Nutrients in Forage

    V. Sources of Nutrients

    2 Intake of Forage by Housed Ruminants

    I. Introduction

    II. Measurement of Voluntary Intake

    III. Forage Factors Controlling Voluntary Intake

    IV. Prediction of Voluntary Intake

    V. Increasing Voluntary Intake

    VI. Conclusion

    3 Intake of Grazed Forage

    I. Introduction

    II. Measurement of Forage Intake

    III. Selective Grazing

    IV. Physical Constraints

    V. Forage Differences

    VI. Improving Intake

    VII. Conclusion

    4 Digestible Energy of Forage

    I. Digestibility and Its Measurement

    II. Variation in Forage Digestibility

    III. Prediction of Forage Digestibility

    IV. Increasing Digestibility

    V. Conclusion

    5 Energy Utilization by Ruminants

    I. Energy Available in Forage

    II. Efficiency of Utilization of Metabolizable Energy

    III. Improving the Efficiency of Energy Utilization

    IV. Conclusion

    6 Protein

    I. Protein in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Crude Protein in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Protein Deficiency

    IV. Preventing Protein Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    7 Calcium

    I. Calcium in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Calcium in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Calcium Deficiency

    IV. Preventing Calcium Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    8 Phosphorus

    I. Phosphorus in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Phosphorus in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Phosphorus Deficiency

    IV. Preventing Phosphorus Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    9 Magnesium

    I. Magnesium in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Magnesium in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Magnesium Deficiency

    IV. Preventing Magnesium Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    10 Sodium

    I. Sodium in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Sodium in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Sodium Deficiency

    IV. Prevention of Sodium Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    11 Copper

    I. Copper in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Copper in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Copper Deficiency

    IV. Prevention of Copper Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    12 Iodine

    I. Iodine in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Iodine in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Iodine Deficiency

    IV. Preventing Iodine Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    13 Zinc

    I. Zinc in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Zinc in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Zinc Deficiency

    IV. Prevention of Zinc Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    14 Manganese

    I. Manganese in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Manganese in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Manganese Deficiency

    IV. Prevention of Manganese Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    15 Selenium

    I. Selenium in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Selenium in Forage

    III. Diagnosing a Selenium Deficiency

    IV. Correcting a Selenium Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    16 Cobalt

    I. Cobalt in Ruminant Nutrition

    II. Cobalt in Forage

    III. Diagnosis of Cobalt Deficiency

    IV. Prevention of Cobalt Deficiency

    V. Conclusion

    Glossary of Forage Names



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  • No. of pages: 502
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1990
  • Published: November 28, 1990
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323147989

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