MINERALS Directory and VITAMIN Directory together
The MINERALS Directory provides comprehensive information on mineral nutrition for animals, It is the first to present all the information you need on minerals for animal nutrition in a simple and easy to use format.
Each mineral is reviewed wtih an introduction to the element and its key natural sources, its function and benefits to the animals, details on absorption, metabolism, excretion and adequate status. Requirements, deficiency and toxicity are covered by species ranging from poultry, pig, cattle, sheep to horses, rabbits and dogs. Best commercial estimates are given along with NRC requirements. Interrelationships such as antagonism and synergies are also covered. Finally a useful table presents information on the levels found in common feedstuffs and inorganic sources where available.
The VITAMINS Directory provides a functional, easy to read review of vitamins in animal nutrition. It is presented in a simple, colour-coded format with comprehensive and clear information designed to help save time searching for information. Each vitamin is reviewed by target species, natural sources, function and benefits, absorption, metabolism, storage, excretion, adequate status. Requirements (NRC) and best commerical estimates and deficiency are reviewed for ruminants, pigs, poultry, dogs, cats, horses, fish and rabbits. Toxicity, interrelationships (antagonism, synergies) and feed additive information (physical form, storage, processing losses and EU legal requirements for inclusion into livestock feeds) is provided. Finally a table of levels of each vitamin in common feedstuffs and useful summary tables completes this valuable reference guide to help improve your feed decisions.
Mineral and vitamin nutrition is a small part (in number) of the complete nutrition of an animal. It can often be ignored and yet it is critical to the well-being and top performance of every animal. The correct mineral and vitamin balance of animals is essential for maintaining normal body function to support growth, performance, immunity and fertility requirements. An increased supply of specific minerals and vitamins can sometimes have a positive effect, such as immunity status or hoof quality.
These essential directories use the acclaimed Context Directory style, covering all the major, trace, minor and toxic minerals, vitamins and vitamins-like substances in any easy to read style and A-Z listing. They are bound with a robust polypropylene cover and handy lie flat style. These are essential reference tools for any nutritionist and those involved in the animal mineral supply business.
Excellent reference guides for all advisors, nutritionists, salespersons, farmers and students
Publisher: Context Publications
Type: Half Canadian
Format: Half Canadian
Sally J. Charlton Bsc (Hons) Ani Sci, Pr Sci Nat.
Sally has a first class degree in Animal Science and has a broad knowledge of mineral nutrition having worked in managerial and advisory positions in the animal feed industry for the last 18 years. She was a product manager for Trouw Nutrition (a Nutreco company), a leading European manufacturer of premixes and speciality feed. She was a member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and has been a consultant animal nutritionist in South Africa and Canada for premix and milk replacer companies.
Dr Wesley Ewing BSc (Hons) Agric, DipM, Msc, Phd
Wesley has both commercial and technical knowledge of animal nutrition having worked in the industry for over 20 years for global leaders such as Cargil and Provimi. He was the General Manager for a UK animal nutrtion and health company before establishing Context.
This book weighs: 1210g
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