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Dairy goats feeding and nutrition / edited by Antonello Cannas and Giuseppe Pulina, Department of Animal Science, University of Sassari, Italy ; technical editor and reader of the English translation, Ana Helena Dias Francesconi, Department of Animal Science, University of Sassari, Italy.

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Subject: Goats > Nutrition.
Goats > Feeding and feeds.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2008.

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General Note: "Original edition published in Italian under the title: L'alimentazione delle capre da latte, ©Avenue Media 2005, Bologna, Italy"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Nutrition and quality of goat's milk / G. Pulina, A. Nudda, G. Battacone, S. Fancellu and A.H.D. Francesconi -- Mathematical modelling of goat lactation curves / N.P.P. Macciotta, C. Dimauro, R. Steri and A. Cappio-Borlino -- Lipids of goat's milk : origin, composition and main sources of variation / M. Mele, A. Buccioni, A. Serra, M. Antongiovanni and P. Secchiari -- Protein components of goat's milk / G.F. Greppi, P. Roncada and R. Fortin -- Aromatic and nutritional quality of goat's milk / V. Fedele -- Energy and protein requirements of goats / A. Cannas, A.S. Atzori, F. Boe and I.A.M.A. Teixeira -- Feed intake / M. Avondo, L. Biondi, R.I. Pagano, A. Bonanno and L. Lutri -- Foraging behaviour and intake of goats browsing on Mediterranean shrublands / M. Decandia, M.D. Yiakoulaki, G. Pinna, A. Cabiddu and G. Molle -- Grazing management of dairy goats on Mediterranean herbaceous pastures / A. Bonanno, V. Fedele and A. Di Grigoli -- Feeding management of dairy goats in intensive systems / L. Rapetti and L. Bava -- Goat nutrition for fibre production / A. di Trana and L. Sepe -- Metabolic and nutritional diseases / C. Stelletta, M. Gianesella and M. Morgante.
Restrictions on Access Note: Access limited to subscribing institution.
Abstract: Dairy goats have long been considered an important source of income for rural populations, providing the opportunity for profitable and sustainable diversity for small farms. Their importance is also increasing in intensive feeding systems and in large farms. They are highly adaptable due to their unique feeding habits and have become popular livestock animals in a range of environments, from temperature grasslands to subtropical, semi-arid and mountainous areas. Moreover, goat milk products are finding a growing acceptance in the world market and research has increased in feeding strategies for improved productivity and quality. Examining all aspects of dairy goat feeding and nutrition, this book represents a long awaited review of recent scientific research and updated techniques. Chapters discuss aspects such as the modelling and production of goat's milk as well as the estimation of energy and protein requirements and feed intake of goats. Scientists and students as well as extension agents, nutritionists and advanced farmers will find this text useful for future research and for the application of practical techniques in the field.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available in print format.
Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed August 14, 2013).
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