9780132706704

Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132706704

  • ISBN10:

    0132706709

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/4/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

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

  1. Introduction: Nutritional Terms and Definitions
  2. The Life Cycle and Nutrient Requirements
  3. Glucose and Fatty Acids: Providers of Body Structure and Function
  4. Amino Acids and Proteins: Providers of Body Structure and Function
  5. Vitamins: Cofactors for Nutrient Metabolism
  6. Minerals: Providing Many Functions
  7. The Basics of Nutrient Requirements: Water, Energy, and Protein
  8. Getting Ready to Make Foods: Ingredients, Preparation, and Processing
  9. Formulation, Analysis, and Labeling: Foods to Meet Requirements
  10. Nutrition of Canines through the Life Cycle
  11. Nutrition of Cats, the True Carnivores
  12. Nutrition of Nonruminant Herbivores: Horses
  13. Nutrition of the Rabbit, a Lagomorph
  14. Llamas and Alpacas: Ruminant Companions
  15. Nutrition of Ornamental Birds
  16. Nutrition of Aquarium Fish
  17. Nutrition of Rodents
  18. Nutrition of Reptiles

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