Halophytic and Salt Tolerant Feedstuffs

Author: Hassan M. El Shaer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498709217
Release Date: 2015-11-18
Genre: Nature

Naturally occurring salt tolerant and halophytic plants (trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs) have always been utilized by livestock as a supplement or drought reserve. Salt tolerant forage and fodder crops are now being planted over wide areas. Increasingly, large-scale production of fodder on formerly abandoned irrigated cropland has allowed salt tolerant and halophytic feedstuffs to be mainstreamed into the supply chain for feedlots. Feeding salty feeds to livestock has been evaluated in many countries with good outcomes especially as a way to improve livestock nutrition and productivity. Better ways have been devised to use these potentially valuable feed resources. These feedstuffs are best fed in mixed rations. Substituting conventional fodder with up to 30 percent of the diets comprising halophytic feedstuffs have proved most successful for ruminant livestock but special formulations have been devised for poultry and rabbits. There are big savings on the import of costly feedstuffs and benefits to livelihoods of those dependent on scattered, sparse and unreliable forage/fodder in the world’s drylands that cover about 40 percent of the world’s land surface. This book is written by leading authorities from many different countries. It reviews past and current work on the animal-oriented aspects of the utilization of feedstuffs derived from salt tolerant and halophytic plants. It brings to the reader (scientist, researcher, academics and their students, policy makers, and livestock operators) an up-to-date analysis of the important issues related to salt-rich feedstuffs (nutrition, productivity, and reproduction).

Applied Animal Nutrition

Author: Peter R. Cheeke
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: WISC:89083370833
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Bridging the gap between animal science and agronomy, "Applied Animal Nutrition: Feeds and Feeding, " third edition, enables the reader to learn and master the steps necessary to providing proper nutrition of all types. Feeds are discussed in their agronomic features, nutritive value, special properties, processing needs, suitability for particular kinds of livestock, the presence of deleterious or toxic factors, and any other considerations that relate to their utility as feeds. Features: The latest information on BSE or Mad Cow disease Completely revised to offer the most up-to-date research findings available New material written by experts in specific nutrition fields, such as dairy cattle nutrition, swine nutrition, as well as companion animal nutrition and wild and exotic animal nutrition

Professionelle Videotechnik

Author: Ulrich Schmidt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642389924
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Der tiefgreifende Übergang von der analogen zur digitalen Technik ist in der Videotechnik revolutionär: er führt zur Verknüpfung mit der Computer- und Telekommunikationstechnik. Das Buch behandelt in diesem Kontext alle Aspekte der modernen Video- und Videostudiotechnik, die für Studierende der Medientechnik, Nachrichten- und Telekommunikationstechnik sowie für Ingenieure und Medienpraktiker von Interesse sind: die Grundlagen der Wahrnehmung und Farbmetrik, das analoge und digitale Videosignal, die Fernsehsignalübertragung, die analoge und digitale Filmtechnik, Bildaufnahme- und Bildwiedergabesysteme, Bildaufzeichnungsgeräte, die Videosignalbearbeitung und Videostudiosysteme. In der Praxis als Referenzwerk anerkannt und in der beruflichen Aus- und Weiterbildung als Kompendium empfohlen, ist das Buch in allen Kapiteln der 6. Auflage der sehr schnellen Entwicklung im Medienbereich angepasst worden. Dabei sind vor allem die Kapitel über die Videocodecs, die digitale Cinematographie und die Bildwiedergabe noch mal erheblich erweitert worden.