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Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine

Energy Metabolism in Farm Animals

Effects of housing, stress and disease

Editors: Verstegen, M.W., Henken, A.M. (Eds.)

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Animal production systems have changed dramatically over the last two decades. Knowledge of energy metabolism and environmental physio­ logy has increased as appears from many textbooks on these disciplines. The contents of the symposia on energy metabolism of farm animals show this and they have initially focussed on feed evaluation and later on com­ parative aspects of energy metabolism. They show part of the progress being made. Application of knowledge of energy metabolism for animals has a long history since Lavoisier. In addition to this, studies about the environ­ mental requirements of animals have shown that we are still far from ac­ curate assessment of these requirements in terms of nutrients and ener­ gy. I n model studies on energy metabolism researchers have recognized the interaction between the environment and the energy requirements of animals. Estimation of energy requirements has been done in physiolo­ gical, physical and behavioural studies. The impact of conditions as en­ countered by animals in various production systems has been approached from different viewpoints related to these different disciplines. In addi­ tion, various kinds of infections (bacterial, parasitic: subclinical, clini­ cal) have been evaluated only recently with regard to their effect on pro­ tein and/or energy metabolism and thus on production. People working in the field of feed evaluation have defined how che­ mical and physical properties of nutrition infiuence energy to be derived for maintenance and production.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • Energy Metabolism of Farm Animals

    Pages 3-19

    Es, A. J. H. (et al.)

  • The Wageningen Respiration Unit for Animal Production Research: A Description of the Equipment and its Possibilities

    Pages 21-48

    Verstegen, M. W. A. (et al.)

  • Adaptation to, and Energy Costs of, Tethering in Pregnant Sows

    Pages 51-62

    Cronin, G. M. (et al.)

  • Metabolic Rate of Piglets between Sucklings

    Pages 63-69

    Hel, W. (et al.)

  • Influence of Some Environmental, Animal and Feeding Factors on Energy Metabolism in Growing Pigs

    Pages 70-86

    Verstegen, M. W. A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Metabolism in Farm Animals
Book Subtitle
Effects of housing, stress and disease
Editors
  • M.W. Verstegen
  • A.M. Henken
Series Title
Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine
Series Volume
44
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3363-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3363-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8010-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 501
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