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Title Amino acids in nutrition and health : amino acids in the nutrition of companion, zoo and farm animals / Guoyao Wu, editor
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 256 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 0065-2598 ; volume 1285
Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 1285. 0065-2598
Contents One-carbon metabolism and development of the conceptus during pregnancy: Lessons from studies with sheep and pigs -- Cell-specific expression of enzymes for serine biosynthesis and glutaminolysis in farm animals -- Amino acids in beef cattle nutrition and production -- Amino acid nutrition and reproductive performance in ruminants -- Amino acids in the nutrition and production of sheep and goats -- Amino acids in swine nutrition and production -- Amino acid nutrition and metabolism in chickens -- Nutrition and functions of amino acids in fish -- Nutrition and functions of amino acids in aquatic crustaceans -- Amino acids in dog nutrition and health -- Amino acids in the nutrition, metabolism, and health of domestic cats -- Amino acid nutrition for optimum growth, development, reproduction, and health of zoo animals
Summary This edited volume comprehensively highlights recent advances in the metabolism, nutrition, physiology, and pathobiology of amino acids in companion (dogs and cats), zoo (carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores), and farm (including cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, fish, and crustaceans) animals. It enables readers to understand the crucial roles of amino acids and their metabolites in the growth, development, health, and metabolic diseases of these animals. Readers will learn from well-written chapters that amino acids are not only the building blocks of protein but are also signaling molecules and key regulators of gene expression and whole body homeostasis in companion, domestic, aquatic, and captive animals. The book also provides new and useful information on the optimum requirements of the animals for dietary amino acids. This knowledge will guide nutritional practices and daily management to improve the health and survival of all species and to enhance the productivity of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture enterprises worldwide to produce high-quality protein for human consumption. Editor of this volume is an internationally recognized expert in the biochemistry, nutrition and physiology of amino acids. He has over 38 years of experience with research and teaching at world-class universities in the area of amino acid biochemistry, nutrition, and physiology. He has published more than 625 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 62 chapters in books, and authored two text/reference books, with an H-index of 117 and more than 55,000 citations in Google Scholar. This publication is a useful reference for professionals and pet owners, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in animal science, aquaculture, zoology, wildlife, veterinary medicine, biology, biochemistry, food science, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, and other related disciplines. In addition, all chapters provide general and specific references to amino acid nutrition and metabolism for researchers and practitioners in animal agriculture, aquaculture, zoos, biomedicine, and plant science, and for government policy makers. Chapter 7 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 15, 2021)
Subject Amino acids in animal nutrition.
Amino Acids
Animals, Domestic
Amino acids in animal nutrition.
Form Electronic book
Author Wu, Guoyao, 1962- editor.
ISBN 9783030544621
Other Titles Amino acids in the nutrition of companion, zoo and farm animals