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Redefining Mineral Nutrition
by Dr Julie Taylor-Pickard and Dr Lucy Tucker

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Featuring papers from some of the world's leading authorities, the aim of this volume is to re-examine the current status of mineral recommendations and to look at how minerals are applied in feeds for poultry, pigs and ruminants. Re-Defining Mineral Nutrition is aimed at nutritionists and animal producers as well as students and researchers studying animal and applied biological sciences.

It also considers the effects of new legislation and pollution concerns, and discusses innovative applications of minerals in animal feeds that will help to maintain performance and health within stricter guidelines. Finally, it also covers the role of minerals in various aspects of growth, nutrition, immunity and health.



  • NRC - did we get it right?
  • Minerals, disease and immune function
  • Lessons in human mineral nutrition: what can we learn?
  • Minerals and antioxidants
  • Novel approaches to maximising profitable meat production
  • Eggs to chicks: optimising hen performance
  • NRC recommendations: were we right?
  • Trace minerals: what the textbooks don't tell you
  • Feeding the sow and piglet for maximum antioxidant and immunity
  • Piglet diets: can we do without zinc oxide and copper sulphate?
  • Role of organic minerals in modern pig production
  • The role of peptides in absorption pathways
  • Fertility: why is it declining and can trace minerals reverse this trend?
  • Mastitis and milk quality: do organic copper and zinc improve mammalian health?
  • Milk, selenium and health
  • Dairy farming in the EU: does it have a future?
  • Index

About the Author

Dr. Julie Taylor-Pickard, a nutritionist, obtained her PhD specialising in post-weaned piglets with particular emphasis on enhancing gut health and immunity.  Currently she initiates, supports and interprets pig research activities in Europe, specialising in providing natural solutions to optimise animal performance and efficiency.  Previously she worked with pharmaceutical applications in the monogastric sector. 

Dr. Lucy Tucker received her first degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Lancaster, and went on to complete a Ph.D. in monogastric nutrition and digestion at Harper Adams University College in the UK.  Since 1995 she has worked in commercial animal nutrition, specialising in research, development and marketing of technical feed ingredients to improve nutrient delivery and digestion and promote gastro-intestinal heath.  Based in New Zealand since 2005, she now works as a consultant nutritionist, reflecting her wide-ranging interest in topics allied to nutrition.


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Additional information

ISBN13: 9781899043583
Format: Paperback
Pages: 306
Language: English
Published: 2005

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