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Digestive Physiology and Metabolism in Ruminants

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

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Table of contents (37 papers)

  1. Front Matter

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

  3. Gastrointestinal Motility

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
    2. Rhythms of abomaso—intestinal motility

      • L. Bueno, J. Fioramonti
      Pages 53-80
  4. Behavioural Physiology and Nutrition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101
    2. Ingestive behaviour and related activities in ruminants

      • J. P. Dulphy, B. Remond, M. Theriez
      Pages 103-122
    3. Learning and associated factors in ruminant feeding behaviour

      • L. R. Matthews, R. Kilgour
      Pages 123-144
    4. Central control of water and salt intake in goats and sheep

      • K. Olsson, M. J. McKinley
      Pages 161-175
  5. Microbial Ecosystem in the Rumen

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177
    2. Microbial ecology of the rumen

      • R. A. Prins, R. T. J. Clarke
      Pages 179-204
    3. Factors affecting microbial growth yields in the reticulo-rumen

      • D. G. Harrison, A. B. McAllan
      Pages 205-226

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.

Keywords

  • physiology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physiology, National Veterinary School, Toulouse, France

    Y. Ruckebusch

  • Laboratory of Ruminant Digestion, INRA, Theix, France

    P. Thivend

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Digestive Physiology and Metabolism in Ruminants

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

  • Editors: Y. Ruckebusch, P. Thivend

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-8067-2

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: MTP Press Limited 1980

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-011-8069-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-011-8067-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 854

  • Topics: Veterinary Science

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USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-011-8067-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)