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Nutrient Management of Food Animals to Enhance and Protect the Environment

By E.T. Kornegay Copyright 1996
    368 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Nutrient management is an important aspect of feeding livestock and poultry. Today, there is more attention directed toward this issue in animal production than ever before. The heightened awareness of the environmental impacts associated with animal production has caused animal nutritionists to refocus their thoughts, practices, and expectations regarding how nutrients are supplied to animals. In addition, the increase in the size and intensity of modern production units demands new technologies for enhancing nutrient utilization and for reducing the amount of nutrients excreted. Covering these issues and more, Nutrient Management of Food Animals to Enhance and Protect the Environment is a reference tool for agricultural industry leaders, private practitioners, government agencies, and researchers.

    Environmental Challenges as Related to Animal Agriculture: Beef (K.R. Hansen); Dairy (P.T. Chandler); Poultry (K.E. Rinehart); Swine (M.T. Coffey)
    Advances in Amino Acid Nutrition and Metabolism of Swine and Poultry (D.H. Baker)
    Characterization of Gastrointestinal Amino Acid and Peptide Transport Proteins and the Utilization of Peptides as Amino Acid Substrates by Cultured Cells and Mammary Tissue Explants (J.C. Matthews, Y.L. Pan, S. Wang, M.Q. McCollum, and K.E. Webb, Jr.)
    Advancing Our Understanding of Amino Acid Utilization and Metabolism in Ruminant Tissues (J.C. MacRae)
    Nutrient Extraction by the Ruminant Mammary Gland (J.H. Herbein)
    Evaluation of New Technologies for the Improvement of Nitrogen Utilization in Ruminants (M.N. Sillence)
    Evaluation of Sources of Protein and Their Contributions to Amino Acid Adequacy in the Lactating Cow (C.E. Polan)
    Pending Advances in Understanding Nitrogen and Carbon Metabolism by Ruminal Microorganisms (M. Morrison)
    Designer Proteins Through Biotechnology for Use as Feed (R.A. Kleese)
    Environmentally Friendly Methods to Process Crop Residues to Enhance Fiber Digestion (G.C. Fahey, Jr., H.S. Hussein, K. Karunanandaa, and G.A. Varga)
    Potential for Recycling Animal Wastes by Feeding to Reduce Environmental Contamination (J.P. Fontenot, G.A. Ayangbile, and V.G. Allen)
    Livestock Methane: Current Emissions and Mitigation Potential (D.E. Johnson, G.M. Ward, and J.J. Ramsey)
    Use of Endophyte-Infected Fescue Pasture and Avoidance of Herbicide Pollution (R.L. Rice, G.G. Schurig, W.S. Swecker, D.E. Eversole, C.D. Thatcher, and D.J. Blodgett)
    Optimizing Mineral Levels and Sources for Farm Animals (J.W. Spears)
    Nutritional, Environmental, and Economic Considerations for Using Phytase in Pig and Poultry Diets (E.T. Kornegay)
    Chromium Picolinates for the Enhancement of Muscle Development and Nutrient Management (M.D. Lindemann)
    Environmental Concerns of Using Animal Manure - The Dutch Case (A.W. Jongbloed and C.H. Henkens)


    E.T. Kornegay