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Nutrition of Sows and Boars
by W H Close And D J A Cole

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The central role of nutrition in the reproduction of farm animals has long been recognised. In the last two decades there have been considerable advances in our knowledge of sow and boar nutrition which has allowed the development of effective feeding strategies. Such progress will continue in order to meet the demands of ever-increasing product targets.

Thiscomprehensive book provides information on basic scientific knowledge, practical guidelines and indices of reproduction appropriate for good performance, health and welfare. The aim is to help develop suitable feeding strategies for sows and boars.



  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The pre-breeding gilt
  • Energy: responses and requirements
  • Protein and amino acids
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Water provision
  • Appetite
  • Diets
  • Modelling requirements and responses
  • The boar
  • Practical feeding strategies
  • Keynote information
  • Index

Ideal for students, research scientists, veterinarians and all those engaged in practical pig production.


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Additional information

ISBN13: 9781899043446
Format: Hardback
Pages: 386
Language: English
Published: 2000

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