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Nitrogen and phosphorus nutrition of cattle : reducing the environmental impact of cattle operations / edited by Ernst Pfeffer, Institut für Tierernährung der Universität Bonn, Endenicher Allee 15, D-53115 Bonn, Germany and Alexander N. Hristov, Department of Animal & Veterinary Science, University of Idaho, PO Box 44-2330, Moscow, ID 83844-2330, USA.

Pfeffer, Ernst, (editor.). Hristov, Alexander N., (editor.). C.A.B. International, (issuing body.).
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Subject: Nitrogen in animal nutrition.
Cattle > Feeding and feeds.
Phosphorus in animal nutrition.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Interactions between Cattle and the Environment : a General Introduction / E. Pfeffer and A.N. Hristov -- Nitrogen Requirements of Cattle / C.G. Schwab, P. Huhtanen, C.W. Hunt and T. Hvelplund -- Nitrogen Metabolism in the Rumen / N.D. Walker, C.J. Newbold and R.J. Wallace -- Factors Affecting the Efficiency of Nitrogen Utilization in the Rumen / A.N. Hristov and J.-P. Jouany -- Whole-animal Nitrogen Balance in Cattle / J.L. Firkins and C. Reynolds -- Phosphorus Metabolism in the Rumen / R.L. Kincaid and M. Rodehutscord -- Phosphorus Metabolism in Ruminants and Requirements of Cattle / E. Pfeffer, D.K. Beede and H. Valk -- Effects of Dietary Phosphorus and Nitrogen on Cattle Reproduction / J.D. Ferguson and D. Sklan -- Improving the Efficiency of Nutrient Use on Cattle Operations / J. Schröder, A. Bannink and R. Kohn.
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Abstract: There are benefits to feeding ruminants nitrogen and phosphorus supplements, in terms of milk production and productivity. However, what goes in must also come out. Nitrogen and phosphorus excretions from dairy cattle are a major environmental pollutant. This book describes the latest knowledge in nitrogen and phosphorus nutrition of cattle including requirements, ruminal and total tract metabolism, possibilities of increasing the efficiency of nitrogen utilization and reducing nitrogen and phosphorus excretions from dairy and beef operations. It also includes aspects of the effects of dietary nitrogen and phosphorus on the reproductive efficiency of cattle. This book will be of significant interest to researchers in animal nutrition, animal science and environmental (pollution) science.
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Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed August 16, 2013).
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