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Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition, Second Edition,covers basic biological principles and day-to-day practices of pet nutrition in a scientifically accurate, yet easy-to-read, format. Practical applications throughout the text help students make a direct connection between the daily practice of animal nutrition and the underlying biological processes and research that support those practices. Ample illustrations and real-world applications make difficult concepts easy to understand for students and bring to life the role of scientific research in improving the nutrition and health of companion animals.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Nutritional Terms and Definitions
The Life Cycle and Nutrient Requirements
Glucose and Fatty Acids: Providers of Body Structure and Function
Amino Acids and Proteins: Providers of Body Structure and Function
Vitamins: Cofactors for Nutrient Metabolism
Minerals: Providing Many Functions
The Basics of Nutrient Requirements: Water, Energy, and Protein
Getting Ready to Make Foods: Ingredients, Preparation, and Processing
Formulation, Analysis, and Labeling: Foods to Meet Requirements