Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 3
For what reason do animals systems have complex and redundant glucose control
mechanisms in the body?
Since the supply of glucose is so important to animals, they have evolved complex hormonal
and nervous regulation of g
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 10
Beginning on page 177. And continuing to the top of page 200 is a section of feeding
the dog through various phases of life. For each subsection (every one of
them), please evaluate the section and select the two most i
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 11
Summarize the nutritional unique of the cat. Do these bulleted list. First say what the
unique is and then say why it is an issue
Lack of Dietary glucose- because of the long term development of cats as predators they
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 1
In the text, Dr. McNamara spends a paragraph on page 9 where he discusses the
scientific process. I want you to paraphrase each sentence in that
1. Observation- The act of observing something in particular and
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 6
Explain the difference in macrominerals and microminerals?
Macrominerals are present at larger levels in the animal body or required in larger amounts in
the diet. While microminerals are often referred to as trace miner
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst#7
1. In words explain the cat example in figure 7.1
figure 7.1 is illustrating the water flux in a dog and a cat, in the cat example the 10lb
cat is consuming 500 grams of canned food which contain 80% water, out of those
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 2
Why do younger and smaller animals require food of greater nutrient density?
Younger and smaller animals require food of a greater nutrient density due to several reasons,
however requirements decrease per unit body mass
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 5
Name the vitamins involved in energy and amino acids metabolism (List and
1) Thiamin B
2) Riboflavin B2
4) Pridoxine B6
Summarize the primary role of vitamins as co-factors in metabolic reactions (an
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 13
In a numbered list, describe digestion in the rabbit. The list should be 10 items long
nor more no less. No more than 2-3 sentences long?
1. Teeth- first stage of digestion, sharp teeth used to tear plants and chop them
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 4
List the dietary essential amino acids? (bulleted list
How do we know which amino acids are needed and which pro
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 14
A major benefit to being a ruminate is that the animals gets better protein for its use
than the protein found in the feeds it eats. How does this happen.
Ruminants have a unique ability to convert feedstuffs that are o
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 17
Describe the uniqueness associated with the guinea pig and ascorbic acid, what are
the implications to humans and other animals of the uniqueness.
Guinea pigs are unique among other small mammals in their dietary requir
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 8
Describe the difference in hay, forage and roughage?
Hay- is any forage that is cut, dried, and stored for later use
Roughage- are forages that have increased fiber more than 50% and very little other
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 15
In words, describe the digestive tract if a bird. Explain the functions of each part of
the digestive tract.
The beak moistens food with Saliva. Food is not chewed.
The oesophagus takes the food down to the crop to be s
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 12
Convince me that the horsess digestive system is both inefficient and efficient
Horses digestive systems are unique in the fact that most feed digestion occurs in the
hindgut through the process of fermentation. A horse
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 9
What are the basic steps in formulating a feed?
1) Keep it simple. Complexity by itself offers nothing. Use the simplest effective ration
2) Determine requirements for the specific animal
3) Put nutrients and ingredients in
Andres.Ramos ANSI 3753A Asst# 18
Design an appropriate feeding regime for a carnivores snake
Since carnivores snakes have strictly adapted to prey containing high protein, fat, calcium
and vitamin D3 we as well need to supply them a diet containing tho