The book has been written specifically to cater the need of undergraduate/postgraduate students of veterinary science by providing all the needed information comprehensively, as per the new VCI regulations, modified in the year 2009-2010 on animal nutrition subject at a single course.
Complete information in a comprehensible way is the watchword of the book.
The book consists of three parts and each part provides a structured approach to learning by covering all the topics in a uniform and systematic format.
The topics under each part have been carefully designed to conform to the VCI syllabus.
Part I deals with principles of animal nutrition and feed technology which comprehensively covered about the proximate principles and estimation of common macro elements like calcium and phosphorus.
It also includes about the cell wall fractionation and estimation of common toxic principles present in feeds. Part II deals with applied animal nutrition-I, where the feeding on ruminant animals specifically the cattle, buffalo, sheep and goats in their different physiological stages are discussed and requirements of different nutrients as well as formulation of their respective ration has been taken care of.
Part III deals with applied animal nutrition-II, where the feeding on non-ruminant animals specifically the swine and poultry in their different physiological stages are discussed and requirements of different nutrients as well as formulation of their respective diet has been taken care of.
In addition to that principles of mixing and compounding of feed has also been considered.
The book is similarly useful for the post graduate students of animal sciences, teachers and scientists of animal nutrition discipline, personnel of feed industry involved in feed manufacturing and marketing, field veterinarian, animal husbandry extension worker and progressive animal farmers and animal lovers.