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Factually accurate and fun to read, this is a good and interesting book that is species comprehensive. The pet food industry is huge, over $40 billion a year, and this unique reference work is the bookstore basic biology companion animal book. It can help you learn about your companion pet's biology and have fun, and provides a simple scientific resource for the reader interested in confirming that what they do is appropriate, while providing a starting place for those interested in more specific and complex information. Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition  provides critical basic biology information, scientific processes, history, and data related to companion animals ( dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, llamas and alpacas, birds, fish, rodents, reptiles and amphibians); it covers all of the major classes and orders of pets in a brief, light, basic way–it's not “expert dry and dull.” For pre-veterinary and veterinary workers and others in the animal sciences; as well as non-academic hobbyists, information-seekers, and pet-lovers everywhere.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: The Science of Nutrition

  2. Life Cycle Nutrition: from science to practice

  3. Glucose and Fatty acids-suppliers of energy and body function


  4. Amino Acids and Proteins–structure and body function


  5. The Vitamins-co-factors for using nutrients


  6. The Minerals-Providers of structure and function


  7. The Basics of Energy and Protein Requirements


  8. Getting ready to make foods: ingredients, preparation and processing


  9. Formulation, Analysis and Labeling: Foods to meet requirements


10. Nutrition of Canines


11. Feline Nutrition


12. Nutrition of Nonruminant Herbivores-Horses


13. Nutrition of the Lagomorph: Rabbits


14. Llamas and Alpacas: Ruminant Companions


15. Nutrition of Ornamental Birds


16. Nutrition of Aquarium Fish


17. Nutrition of Rodents


18. Nutrition of Reptiles

Product Details

Mcnamara, John
Prentice Hall
McNamara, John P.
McNamara, J. P.
Agriculture - General
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2005
Grade Level:
9.1 x 7 x 0.7 in 549 gr

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Business » Accounting and Finance
Business » Investing
Pets » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
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Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
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