Rabbit Feeding and Nutrition

1st Edition

Series Editors: Tony Cunha
Series Volume Editors: Peter Cheeke
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121706050
eBook ISBN: 9780080570785
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st September 1987
Page Count: 376
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Table of Contents


Foreword


Preface


1 The Nature of Rabbit Production


I. Role of Rabbits and Other Livestock in World Agriculture


II. Attributes of Rabbits for Efficient Food Production


III. Microlivestock—A New Frontier in Animal Production


IV. Factors Limiting Rabbit Production


References


2 General Principles of Rabbit Nutrition


I. Proteins


II. Carbohydrates


III. Lipids


IV. Minerals


V. Vitamins


VI. Roles of Nutrients


VII. History of Rabbit Nutrition Research


References


3 Digestive Physiology


I. Classification Based on Feeding Behavior


II. Classification Based on Digestive Tract Physiology


III. Comparative Digestive Strategies of Herbivores


IV. Anatomy and Functions of the Rabbit Digestive Tract


V. Digesta Flow (Transit) in the Gut


VI. Microbiology of the Digestive Tract


VII. Comparative Digestive Efficiency


References


4 Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition


I. Protein Structure and Synthesis


II. Amino Acids in Rabbit Nutrition


III. Protein Quality


IV. Protein Requirements for Growth and Lactation


V. Digestion of Protein


VI. Digestibility of Proteins in the Rabbit


VII. Nonprotein Nitrogen (NPN) Utilization


VIII. Factors Influencing Protein Requirements


References


5 Energy Metabolism and Requirements


I. Energy Categories and Measurement


II. Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN)


III. Basics of Cellular Metabolism


IV. Cellular Metabolism of Carbohydrates


V. Factors Influencing Energy Requirements


References


6 Carbohydrates and Fiber</BR


Description

During the past few years, considerable reseach has been undertaken on rabbit nutrition. Rabbit producers, feed manufacturers, animal nutritionists, and others interested in rabbit production will find this book to be the new authority. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the book evaluates new information on such topics as protein digestion and requirements, nutrition/disease interrelationships, feeding behavior, and nutrional factors involved in enteritis.


Details

No. of pages:
376
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1987
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080570785
Hardcover ISBN:
9780121706050

About the Series Editors

Tony Cunha Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

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

About the Series Volume Editors

Peter Cheeke Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Oregon State University, Corvallis, U.S.A.