Introduction to Nutrition

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Introduction to Nutrition Nutrition Study of the body’s need and mechanism of acquiring digestion, transporting and metabolizing nutrients. The cost of feed ranges from 45-75% of the cost of production. Monogastrics Having one stomach Ruminants Hooved animals that have a rumen and chew their cud (regurgitated food) Types of Nutrition Two categories o Basic nutrition o Applied/ production nutrition Nutrients A substance in the diet that supports the normal functions of the body. There are six different types of nutrients o Water Used to regulate body temperature and as a lubricant A solvent for the body’s solid food To transport body fluids o Carbohydrates Chemically defined as a polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones, or substances that can hydrolyze them. Provides energy to animals o Proteins Compounds composed of combinations of amino acids Young animals require more protein for growth
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