Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0131512587
ISBN-13: 9780131512580
Edition: 2006
Authors: John P. McNamara
List price: $135.60
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Book details

List price: $135.60
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/16/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Factually accurate and fun to read, this is a good and interesting book that is species comprehensive. The pet food industry is huge, over $40 billion a year, and this unique reference work isthebookstore basic biology companion animal book. It can help you learn about your companion pets biologyandhave fun, and provides a simple scientific resource for the reader interested in confirming that what they do is appropriate, while providing a starting place for those interested in more specific and complex information.Principles of Companion Animal Nutritionnbsp; provides critical basic biology information, scientific processes, history, and data related to companion animals ( dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, llamas and alpacas, birds, fish, rodents, reptiles andnbsp;amphibians); it covers all of the major classes and orders of pets in a brief, light, basic wayits not ldquo;expert dry and dull.rdquo;For pre-veterinary and veterinary workers and others in the animal sciences; as well as non-academic hobbyists, information-seekers, and pet-lovers everywhere.

Introduction: The Science of Nutrition
Life Cycle Nutrition: from science to practice
Glucose and Fatty acids-suppliers of energy and body function
Amino Acids and Proteins-structure and body function
The Vitamins-co-factors for using nutrients
The Minerals-Providers of structure and function
The Basics of Energy and Protein Requirements
Getting ready to make foods: ingredients, preparation and processing
Formulation, Analysis and Labeling: Foods to meet requirements
Nutrition of Canines
Feline Nutrition
Nutrition of Nonruminant Herbivores-Horses
Nutrition of the Lagomorph: Rabbits
Llamas and Alpacas: Ruminant Companions
Nutrition of Ornamental Birds
Nutrition of Aquarium Fish
Nutrition of Rodents
Nutrition of Reptiles

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