Digestive Physiology and Metabolism in Ruminants

Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, held at Clermont — Ferrand, on 3rd–7th September, 1979

  • Y. Ruckebusch
  • P. Thivend

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Historical profile of early digestive studies

  3. Gastrointestinal Motility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. L. Bueno, J. Fioramonti
      Pages 53-80
  4. Behavioural Physiology and Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. J. P. Dulphy, B. Remond, M. Theriez
      Pages 103-122
    3. L. R. Matthews, R. Kilgour
      Pages 123-144
    4. K. Olsson, M. J. McKinley
      Pages 161-175
  5. Microbial Ecosystem in the Rumen

  6. Ruminant Digestion and Its Manipulation

  7. Mineral Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. M. Durand, R. Kawashima
      Pages 375-408
    3. H. Martens, Y. Rayssiguier
      Pages 447-466
  8. Intermediary Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. J. M. Elliot
      Pages 485-503
    3. D. Giesecke, M. Stangassinger
      Pages 523-539
  9. Digestive Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 559-559
    2. P. Thivend, R. Toullec, P. Guilloteau
      Pages 561-585
    3. W. Kaufmann, H. Hagemeister, G. Dirksen
      Pages 587-602
    4. J. A. Nikolić, A. Pavličević, D. Zeremski, D. Negovanovic
      Pages 603-620
    5. T. R. Preston, R. A. Leng
      Pages 621-640
    6. J. P. Fontenot, V. Jurubescu
      Pages 641-662
  10. Comparative Digestive Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 663-663
    2. I. D. Hume, A. C. I. Warner
      Pages 665-684
    3. C. E. Stevens, R. A. Argenzio, E. T. Clemens
      Pages 685-706
    4. H. Hörnicke, G. Björnhag
      Pages 707-730
    5. A. Shkolnik, E. Maltz, I. Choshniak
      Pages 731-742
    6. R. N. B. Kay, W. v. Engelhardt, R. G. White
      Pages 743-761
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 825-854

About this book


Two questions could not be avoided in the avant-propos of this book; (i) what is the importance to man of ruminant livestock, and (ii) what results of practical relevance in the growing mountain of scientific verbiage could be found in the Proceedings of this Symposium. Herbivores are an integral and critical part of the natural ecosystem which must be preserved because of their impact on human welfare. Wh at makes ruminants especially important to man is that they can thrive on fibrous forage and are thus the only viable enterprise over much of the earth's surface where crop growing is impracti­ cable. They contribute a wide array of products in addition to 50000 000 tonnes ofmeat (1977) and represent a 'capital reserve' that can be drawn upon in times of emergency: milk for example (450000000 tonnes) can make the difference between subsistence and starvation. About 60% of the world's meat and 80 % of the milk are produced by one third of the world ruminant population in the developed regions and as much as 99 % of the power for agriculture is provided by the ruminant population in developing countries. For the next two decades, a probable increase by 30 % for . cattle and buffalo and more than 40 % for sheep and goats is expected by improving health, fertility, nutrition and genetic potential rather than feed resources.



Editors and affiliations

  • Y. Ruckebusch
    • 1
  • P. Thivend
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyNational Veterinary SchoolToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Laboratory of Ruminant DigestionINRATheixFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-8069-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-8067-2
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