Principles Of Companion Animal Nutrition

Hardcover | March 4, 2013

byJohn P. Mcnamara

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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.

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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 under...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 10.9 × 8.6 × 0.7 inPublished:March 4, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132706709

ISBN - 13:9780132706704

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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