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Voluntary Feed Intake In Pigs
by edited by David Torrallardona and Eugeni Roura

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Voluntary feed intake of pigs and how it works, enables a more precise formulation of pig feeds. This encourages the ingestion of sufficient but not excessive amounts of nutrients to optimise performance. This reference textbook is based on scientific results and covers all aspects of feed intake in pigs.

This book contains up-to-date reviews by renowned scientific experts on different aspects affecting voluntary feed intake and diet selection in pigs. Different physiological factors involved in feed intake regulation, ranging from the sensorial evaluation of feeds, to the hormonal and metabolic regulation of feed intake and the impact of pig health are discussed. The book also deals with aspects such as genetic background of the animals, feeder design, environmental conditions, and the use of models to predict feed intake.

 


An ideal book for academics, researchers, students and industry professionals involved in the field of pig nutrition and pig production.

 

Contents:

Preface 11

1. Voluntary feed intake and pig breeding 13 P.W. Knap

  • Abstract 13
  • Introduction 13
  • Feed intake in growing pigs: past developments 14
  • Feed intake in growing pigs: new developments 22
  • Feed intake in sows 26
  • Acknowledgements 31
  • References 31

2. Voluntary feed intake in piglets: potential impact of early experience with flavours
derived from the maternal diet 37 J.E. Bolhuis, M. Oostindjer, H. Van den Brand, W.J.J. Gerrits and B. Kemp
  • Abstract 37
  • Introduction and outline 37
  • The low voluntary feed intake around weaning and its consequences 38
  • The role of social information transmission in the ontogeny of feeding 39
  • Perinatal exposure to flavours derived from the gestating and lactating mother’s diet 41
  • Role of social information transfer in feeding behaviour of pigs 48
  • Concluding remarks and implications 51
  • References 52

3. Integration of pre- and post-absorptive factors in feed intake regulation and
prediction with particular respect to the pig 61 J.M. Forbes
  • Abstract 61
  • Introduction 61
  • Preingestional 62
  • Postingestional 65
  • Postabsorptive 69
  • Integration 72
  • Minimal total discomfort (MTD) 75
  • Variability in intake and selection 82
  • Conclusions 84
  • References 84

4. Taste receptor biology 87 K.C. Klasing and B.D. Humphrey
  • Abstract 87
  • Overview of taste biology 87
  • Taste receptors 89
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  • Signal transduction 93
  • Tissue expression 94
  • Knockouts and transgenics 94
  • Physiological tuning 95
  • Evolution 95
  • Applications in animal agriculture 97
  • References 99

5. Feed appetence in pigs: an oronasal sensing perspective 105 E. Roura and G. Tedó
  • Abstract 105
  • Introduction 105
  • Peripheral sensing in pigs 105
  • Somatosensing 107
  • Olfaction/smell 110
  • Taste/gustation 116
  • The comparative oronasal sensing biology of the pig 124
  • The concept of palatability in pigs ? feed appetence and feed intake ? practical
  • applications in swine nutrition 128
  • References 132

6. The diffuse chemosensory system 141 A. Sbarbati, D. Benati and F. Merigo
  • Abstract 141
  • Introduction 141
  • The diffuse chemosensory system 142
  • Considerations about the role of the DCS 145
  • Conclusions 149
  • References 150

7. Hormonal control of feed intake in swine 155 J.A. Carroll and G.L. Allee
  • Abstract 155
  • Introduction 155
  • Feed intake and the somatotrophic axis 157
  • Stimulators of appetite 162
  • Appetite suppressors 169
  • A potential role for glucorticoids on neonatal pig growth and feed intake 173
  • Conclusion 177
  • Disclaimer 178
  • References 178
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8. Metabolic regulation of feed intake in monogastric mammals 189 J.L. Black, B.A. Williams and M.J. Gidley
  • Abstract 189
  • Introduction 190
  • Gastrointestinal tract transit time 191
  • Mode of action of intestinal brakes 194
  • Long-term control of feed intake by nutrient-stimulated GIT peptides 196
  • Monitoring of metabolic status and adiposity 197
  • Integration of metabolic control of intake 201
  • A unifying concept? 203
  • Conclusions 205
  • Acknowledgements 206
  • References 206

9. Evaluation of free-choice feedstuffs preference by pigs 215 D. Torrallardona and D. Solà-Oriol
  • Abstract 215
  • Introduction 215
  • Measurement of feed preference 217
  • Preferences for different feed ingredients 221
  • Conclusions 236
  • Acknowledgements 236
  • References 236

10. Antinutritional factors: impact on pigs’ voluntary feed intake 243 L. Clasadonte and A.F.B. van der Poel
  • Abstract 243
  • Introduction 243
  • Protease inhibitors 245
  • Lectins 251
  • Tannins 255
  • Glucosinolates 258
  • Alkaloids 260
  • (Poly)saccharides 265
  • Saponins 267
  • Discussion 268
  • References 272

11. Feed manufacturing technology and feed intake in young pigs 277 R.T. Zijlstra, S. Tibble and T.A.T.G. van Kempen
  • Abstract 277
  • Introduction 277
  • Selection of raw materials 278
  • Feed manufacturing 283
  • Conclusions and implications 287
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  • Acknowledgements 287
  • References 287
12. Feeding behaviour and social influences on feed intake 293 X. Manteca and S. Edwards
  • Abstract 293
  • Introduction 293
  • Feeder design 293
  • Feeding space requirement 295
  • Effects of group size 297
  • Social mixing 298
  • Space allowance 299
  • Mechanisms 301
  • Areas deserving further research 301
  • References 302

13. Anorexia during infection in mammals: variation and its sources 307 I. Kyriazakis and A. Doeschl-Wilson
  • Abstract 307
  • Introduction 307
  • Patterns of anorexia development 308
  • Pathogen specific effects on anorexia 310
  • Nutritional environment effects on anorexia 311
  • Host genotype effects on anorexia 315
  • References 318

14. Models to predict feed intake 323 J.L. Black
  • Abstract 323
  • Introduction 323
  • Model development 325
  • Concepts used to predict intake of pigs 326
  • Potential intake 331
  • Changes from potential intake 335
  • Conclusions 343
  • Acknowledgements 344
  • References 344

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ISBN13: 9789086860968
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
Language: English
Published: 2009

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