Total Nutrition: Feeding Animals for Health and Growth

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Nottingham University Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
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In many countries there is now great resistance to the widespread use of antibiotic growth promoters and of other pharmaceutical products in raising animals for food. Unfortunately, there is frequently little appreciation by the population at large and by the media, of the challenges this poses to the production of large volumes of low cost food of animal origin. The concept of 'Total Nutrition', outlined here, may help to meet these challenges where health maintenance, disease avoidance and general nutrition are seen as requirements of animal diets today. This requires the consideration of both the nutrient levels of feeds and of the other bio-active components, known as nutricines. Initial results suggest that by judicious use of a range of nutricines, it will be possible to achieve both good health status of animals and good growth performance using feed formulations and ingredients that satisfy modern legislative and consumer demands.

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Feed Quality and Hygiene
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