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Unformatted text preview: Livestock Practicum Lecture #7 The Animal and it’s Food if you eat, you are involved in agriculture…. E= MC2 – concumption of mass and energy (mass and energy are neither created, nor destroyed, merely changed from one form to another) Unit objectives • define nutrition • importance of nutrition • chemical composition of animals and feeds • define nutrients • function of nutrients What is Nutrition? • definition o numerous chemical reactions and physiological processes which transform food into body tissues and activities • Involves o ingestion, digestion, and absorption of nutrients o transport of nutrients to body cells o removal of waste Why should we study nutrition • affects • reproduction • growth, health • physical activity • emotional state • lactation • genetic potential why should we study nutrition • chemistry • biochemistry • cytology • physiology • mathamatics • economics • neurology • microbiology • etc nutrition is important to producers...
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- Fall '07
- Nutrition, animal ag