Llias Kyriazakis's A Quantitative Biology of the Pig PDF

By Llias Kyriazakis

ISBN-10: 0851992730

ISBN-13: 9780851992730

A large number of qualitative info has been accumulated on many facets of pig biology over fresh years, in components equivalent to genetics, progress and body structure, and welfare. it really is now widely known that there's a have to use those info as a foundation for the improvement of quantitative types, on the way to extra enhance functionality and productiveness. This has been accomplished in a few parts, particularly body structure, yet no past try out at bringing jointly and integrating this fabric has been made. This e-book, written via best researchers from Europe, the us and Australasia, fills that hole. It starts off with descriptions of the animal, its feed and its setting. specialists then speak about the newest mechanistic mathematical versions which describe specific physiological approaches and bear in mind the most exterior impacts. the gathering concludes with a evaluation of the benefits and implications of a quantitative method of pig biology. the tips provided can be crucial studying for animal scientists, really utilized physiologists, with an lively curiosity in pigs and also will have relevance to analyze on different livestock.

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Rutherfurd1 and J. Wiseman3 1 Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand; 2Australian Food Council, Barton, ACT 2600, Australia; 3Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, UK Introduction The food eaten by an animal not only provides the nutrients which fuel metabolism and growth, but also directly influences numerous physiological processes. There is a reasonably well-developed quantitative understanding concerning the dependence of tissue deposition on levels of absorbed nutrients, with the latter being directly related to the chemical composition of the food.

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