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Main Title Methods in Gut Microbial Ecology for Ruminants [electronic resource] /
Author Makkar, Harinder P.S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McSweeney, Christopher S.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2005
Call Number QR100-130
ISBN 9781402037917
Subjects Life sciences. ; Ecology. ; Microbial ecology. ; Molecular ecology. ; Microbiology. ; Biotechnology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XII, 226 p. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Asaresultofvarioushumanactivities,suchasincreaseinhumanpopulation,decrease in arable land due to soil degradation, urbanization, industrialization and associated increase in the demand for livestock products, dramatic changes are occurring in the global ruminant livestock sector. These changes includeshift inthesize of regional livestock populations and in the types of management and feeding systems under which ruminant livestock are held, and increased demand of a wider range of quality attributes from animal agriculture, not just of the products themselves but also of the methods used in their production. The livestock sector will need to respond to newchallengesofincreasinglivestockproductivitywhileprotectingenvironmentand human health and conservingbiodiversity and natural resources. The micro-organisms in the digestive tracts of ruminant livestock have a profound in?uence on the conversion offeedinto end products, which can impact on the- imal and theenvironment. As the livestock sector grows particularly in developing countries, there will be an increasing need to understand these processes for b- ter management and use ofbothfeed and other natural resources that underpinthe development of sustainable feeding systems.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2005
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20140726053649
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 02897nam a22005175i 45