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Energy Metabolism in Animals
edited by A. Chwalibog

At the 15th Symposium on Energy Metabolism in Animals, 10-16 September 2000 in Denmark, a wide variety of subjects came up for consideration covering both basic aspects and applied animal science.

The symposium was organised around four main session themes:-

  • Methodology and techniques
  • Environmental and dietary aspects
  • Tissue and whole body metabolism
  • Growth, lactation and maintenance

The papers deal with all kind of animals, i.e. cattle, sheep, goat, pig and poultry, fish, ostrich, emu, mink, dog, cat, yak, rat, mice and man and not restricted to farm animals only.

Results of a workshop on "Stable isotopes and indirect calorimetry" are reported as well as a "Glossary of terminology in animal and human energy metabolism". To focus the attention to new developments summaries of discussions per theme are included.

Energy Metabolism in Animals provides a wide variety of readers in animal science and nutrition a wealth of information to be used in research, teaching, extension service and animal production practice.

Partial Table of Contents

Methodology and Techniques

  • The use of heart rate to measure energy-expenditure and energy balance of cattle
  • Tympanic temperature as indices of heat production: swine
  • Recovery of 13C in breat CO2 in German Holstein and Charolais bulls
  • The use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to monitor changes in body composition and maintenance energy requirements of growing pigs
  • Refinement of estimation of milk intake of suckling mink kits by the water isoptope dilution technique
  • Alternate forms for heat production in ruminant growth and composition models
  • Dependence of kf and maintenance estimates on the choice of regression model
  • Formation of metabolic water during wateer deprivation using silkwork as animal model
  • Maintenance energy requirement of growing rats as a function of body mass, body composition and gender
  • Predictions of energy value in commercial dog foods
  • Heart rate and energy expenditure of draught oxen during ling term trials
  • Determination of VFA production rate in the rumen of sheep fed different levels of intake
  • Ralation between dietary chewing index value and net energy intake in cattle fed concentrates restrictively and forage and libitum
  • Non-invasive optical determination of cerebral oxygen consumption and metabolic rate in four breeds of pigs

Environmental and Dietary Aspects

  • Effect ofbirth weight on thermoregulatory abilities of Chinese and European newborn piglets
  • Effects of the feeding regimen on the diurnal pattern of heat production by dairy cows in hot climate, and on their intake and milk yield
  • Effect of dietary cation-anion difference on energy partitioning in pigs
  • Effect of dietary fibre on energy metabolism of growing pigs and pregnant sows
  • Circadian rhythms in heat production and physical activity of group-housed sows fed dietary fermentable carbohydrates
  • Effects of amino acid balance on energy and nitrogen metabolism in broiler chickens
  • Some rumen digestion characteristics and methane emission in sheep
  • Importance of individual bird variation in the measurement of metabolizable and net energy values of wheat-based diets for broilers

and more...

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Energy Metabolism in Animals
edited by A. Chwalibog
2001 487 pages $179.95 + shipping
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