Energy Metabolism in Farm Animals

Effects of housing, stress and disease

  • M. W. A. Verstegen
  • A. M. Henken

Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. J. H. Van Es, H. A. Boekholt
      Pages 3-19
    3. M. W. A. Verstegen, W. Van Der Hel, H. A. Brandsma, A. M. Henken, A. M. Bransen
      Pages 21-48
  3. Housing-Systems and Energy Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. G. M. Cronin, J. L. Barnett
      Pages 51-62
    3. W. Van Der Hel, M. W. A. Verstegen
      Pages 63-69
  4. Climatic Conditions and Energy Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. R. Geers, W. Van Der Hel, V. Goedseels
      Pages 105-114
    3. B. Kemp, M. W. A. Verstegen
      Pages 115-132
    4. M. W. A. Verstegen, A. M. Henken, W. Van Der Hel, H. A. Brandsma
      Pages 133-149
    5. C. W. Scheele, W. Van Der Hel, M. W. A. Verstegen, A. M. Henken
      Pages 217-260
    6. A. M. Henken, W. Van Der Hel, A. Hoogerbrugge, C. W. Scheele
      Pages 261-287
  5. Health and Aspects of Energy Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. J. M. F. Verhagen
      Pages 291-303
    3. M. W. A. Verstegen, J. Guerrero, A. M. Henken, W. Van Der Hel, J. H. Boon
      Pages 304-320
    4. A. Kloosterman, A. M. Henken
      Pages 352-371
    5. P. Franken, C. Holzhauer, L. A. Van Wuijckhuise-Sjouke
      Pages 388-399
    6. P. W. M. Van Adrichem, M. J. N. Los, J. E. Vogt, Y. Wetzlar
      Pages 400-409
    7. A. C. Voeten
      Pages 410-422
  6. Variation in Energy Metabolism Characteristics Due to Feeding Level and Differences Between Breeds/Strains

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. W. A. Verstegen
    • 1
  • A. M. Henken
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Animal Nutrition and Animal HusbandryWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Animal HusbandryAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8010-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3363-7
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