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Food Intake in Fish
by Dominic Houlihan

Food Intake in Fish illustrates how insights into the biological and environmental factors that underlie the feeding responses of fish may be used to address practical issues of feed management.

Food Intake in Fish is an invaluable tool and reference to all those involved in aquaculture, especially those working in the aquaculture feed industry and scientific personnel in commercial and research aquaculture facilities.


Feed Composition and Analysis

  • Nutrient Classes
  • Analysis of Feeds and Feedstuffs
  • Nutrient Availability and Feed Evaluation

Feed Types, Manufacture and Ingredients

  • Feed Types
  • Manufacture of Dry Feeds
  • Feed Ingredients
  • Feed Characteristics and Feed Acceptability

Techniques for Measuring Feed Intake

  • Stomach Contents Analysis
  • Dyestuffs and Chemical Markers
  • Direct Observation and Video Recording
  • On-Demand Feeder with Feed Waste Monitor
  • X-Radiography

Experimental Design in Feeding Experiments

  • How Does One Design and Experiment?
  • The Structural Model Equation
  • Sums of Squares
  • Evaluation of the Experimental Design
  • The Compromise
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Nuisance Variables and Ways of Controlling Them
  • Adding Extra Factors: Why Do It and What Considerations are Necessary?
  • Measuring Individual Feed Intake—What are the Benefits?
  • What Can Be Done When Life Becomes More Complicated?

Gustation and Feeding Behaviour

  • Peripheral Gustatory Sensation
  • Gustatory Pathways in the Central Nervous System
  • Taste and Feeding Behaviours

Environmental Factors and Feed Intake: Mechanisms and Interactions

  • Abiotic Factors
  • Biotic Factors

Environmental Factors and Feed Intake: Rearing Systems

  • Feed Intake of Fish in Pond Systems
  • Feed Intake in Fish Cages
  • Feed Intake in Tanks

Feeding Rhythms

  • Feeding Rhythms: Descriptions and Examples
  • Other Sources of Variability in Feeding Rhythms
  • Regulation of Feeding Rhythms

Feeding Anticipatory Activity

  • Models to Explain Anticipation to Feeding
  • Synchronishing Stimulus for Feeding Entrainment
  • Applications

Effects of Feeding Time on Feed Intake and Growth

  • Effect of Feeding Time on Growth
  • Effect of Feeding Time on Feed Intake and Nutrient Utilisation
  • Mechanisms Involved in Mediating the Effects of Feeding Time on Nutrient Utilisation
  • Feeding Time and Flesh Quality

Effects of Nutritional Factors and Feed Characteristics on Feed Intake

  • Physical Characteristics and Feed Intake
  • Dietary Nutrients and Sources Affecting Feed Intake
  • Nutrient Selection
  • Feeding Stimulants
  • Deterrent Compounds
  • Feed Acceptance and Palatability Studies

Regulation of Food Intake by Neuropeptides and Hormones

  • Inhibitory Peptides
  • Stimulatory Peptides
  • Hormones

Physiological Effects of Feeding

  • Different Methods of Feeding
  • Short-Term Effects of a Meal
  • Tissure Metabolic Physiology
  • Whole-Animal Metabolic Physiology
  • Long-Term Effects of Food Intake
  • Amino Acid Flux Model: Food Intake and Amino Acid Flux
  • Biochemical Correlates of Food Intake
  • Effects on Body Composition and Growth Efficiency
  • Physiological Effects and the Regulation of Food Intake

Feeding Management

  • Feeding Planning and Production Plans
  • Estimating Growth
  • Variation in Feed Intake
  • Distribution of Feed
  • Feeding Techniques

Nutrient Partitioning and the Influence of Feed Composition on Body Composition

  • Morphometrics and Relationships Among Chemical Components
  • Patterns of Lipid Deposition and Storage
  • Temporal Changes in Body Composition
  • Muscle (fillet) Composition and Factors That Influence 'Quality'


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Food Intake in Fish
by Dominic Houlihan
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