Mineral Nutrition of Livestock
By N Suttle, Honorary Research Fellow, Moredun Foundation, Midlothian, UK
The fourth edition of this important book covers the advances in livestock mineral nutrition, updated with more illustrations and additional material on the relationship between livestock and man. Recent developments are discussed, such as increasing the 'mineral value' of feeds by the use of additives and enhancing mineral availability through the use of organic sources of trace elements. The concept of the 'mineral footprint' of livestock production is introduced and methods of mineral feeding that lower environmental pollution are presented. Opportunities and problems in manipulating the mineral content of livestock to improve the mineral status of consumers are also addressed. The book is an essential resource for researchers and students in animal nutrition, agriculture and veterinary medicine, and a useful reference for those concerned with human nutrition and environmental protection.
Researchers, practitioners and students in animal nutrition, agriculture and environmental studies.
1. The requirement for minerals2. Natural Sources of Minerals3. Assessing and controlling mineral status in livestock4. Calcium5. Magnesium6. Phosphorus7. Potassium8. Sodium and Chloride9. Sulphur10. Cobalt11. Copper12. Iodine13. Iron14. Manganese15. Selenium16. Zinc 17. Occasionally Beneficial Elements (B, Cr, Li, Mo, Ni, Rb, Si, V)18. Potentially Toxic Elements (Al, As, Cd, F, Hg, Pb,)19. Design of Supplementation Trials For Assessing Mineral Deprivation20. Minerals and Man
Suttle Read Agriculture at Reading University (1957-61) before beginning a lifetime specialisation in mineral nutrition with a doctoral study of copper poisoning in pigs at the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen (1961-4). Took up a research post at Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh (1964-1995) which involved the study of troublesome macro- and trace-element disorders in sheep & cattle, pioneering collaborative work on genetic variation in mineral metabolism , developing copper oxide needles for prevention of hypopcuprosis and latterly studies at the interface between infection and mineral nutrition. An international reputation in the field of mineral nutrition culminated in a revision of Eric Underwood's 2nd Edition of ' The Mineral Nutrition of Livestock' that trebled its length! He has maintained a keen interest in minerals since retiring in 1998, writing reviews, doing refresher courses for vets, regularly refereeing papers for veterinary, nutritional & animal science journals while running a small consultancy.
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