Urea as a Protein Supplement

Urea as a Protein Supplement

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editor: Michael H. Briggs
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151830

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Urea as a Protein Supplement presents the significant advances that have been made in ruminant nutrition. This book examines the role of the rumen flora and fauna as synthesizers of protein from non-protein nitrogen sources such as ammonium compounds and urea. Organized into four parts encompassing 23 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the use of urea and other non-protein nitrogen sources in ruminant nutrition. This text then explores the various methods that may be used for the preparation of urea, which involves the dehydration of ammonium carbamate produced by the reaction of carbon dioxide and ammonia at high pressure and temperature. Other chapters consider the ways in which urea could be utilized to increase protein supplies. The final chapter deals with the hydrolysis of urea by urease to ammonia and carbon dioxide, which has been used as a method for determining urea for many years. Agricultural scientists and farmers will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Part I History, Manufacture and Role of Urea in World Food Problems

    Chapter 1. History of the Use of Urea in Ruminant Feeds

    Chapter 2. Methods for the Manufacture of Urea

    Chapter 3. The Effectiveness of Urea and Other Non-Protein Nitrogen Compounds in Ruminant Feeding

    Chapter 4. The Alleviation of World Protein Shortage

    Part II Effects of Urea on Ruminant Physiology

    Chapter 5. The Rumen Metabolism of Non-Protein Nitrogen

    Chapter 6. Ureolytic Rumen Bacteria

    Chapter 7. The Effect of Urea on Rumen Microbiology and Metabolism

    Chapter 8. The Endogenous Urea Cycle of the Ruminant

    Chapter 9. Urea Toxicity and Its Prevention

    Chapter 10. The Production of Milk on Protein-Free Rations

    Part III Urea as a Supplement for Ruminants

    Chapter 11. The Use of Urea in Fattening Rations for Cattle

    Chapter 12. Urea in Winter Rations for Cattle

    Chapter 13. Urea in Rations for Dairy Cows

    Chapter 14. Feeding Urea to Buffalo and Zebu Cattle

    Chapter 15. Urea in Rations for Fattening Lambs

    Chapter 16. Methods of Feeding Urea to Livestock

    Chapter 17. The Effects of Other Dietary Constituents on the Utilization of Urea

    Chapter 18. The Effects of Additives on Urea Utilization

    Chapter 19. Silage with Urea

    Chapter 20. Influence of Dietary Urea upon Vitamin A Nutrition

    Part IV Urea in Diets for Non-Ruminants

    Chapter 21. The Effect of Dietary Urea on the Pig

    Chapter 22. Urea as a Source of Unessential Nitrogen for the Human

    Chapter 23. Utilization of Urea and Other Sources of Non-Protein Nitrogen by the Chicken

    Appendix Methods for the Estimation of Urea in Foods


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  • No. of pages: 478
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151830

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Michael H. Briggs

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