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Nutritional ecology of the ruminant / Peter J. Van Soest.

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Subject: Ruminants > Feeding and feeds.
Animal nutrition.
Rumen fermentation.
Feeds.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781501732355
  • ISBN: 1501732358
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub., 1994.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Ruminants in the world -- Nutritional concepts -- Feeding strategies, taxonomy, and evolution -- Body size and the limitations of ruminants -- Nonruminant herbivores -- Plant, animal, and environment -- The free-ranging animal -- Forage evaluation techniques -- Minerals -- Fiber and physicochemical properties of feeds -- Carbohydrates -- Lignin -- Plant defensive chemicals -- Forage preservation -- Function of the ruminant forestomach -- Microbes in the gut -- The lower gastrointestinal tract -- Nitrogen metabolism -- Intermediary metabolism -- Lipids -- Intake -- Mathematical applications: digestibility -- Digestive flow -- Energy balance -- Integrated feeding systems.
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