J. Dijkstra, J.M. Forbes, J. France

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In this introductory chapter, we describe briefly the special
features of the ruminant and the potential for quantitative description of
ruminant physiology to contribute to our understanding. We also indicate the
chapters in which detailed consideration is given to each topic. This chapter is
based firmly on Chapter 1 of the previous edition of this book (Forbes and
France, 1993). However, all the subsequent chapters in this second edition areeither major revisions of the old chapters or, in the majority of cases, completely new chapters written either by old or new authors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantitative aspects of ruminant digestion and metabolism
EditorsJ. Dijkstra, J.M. Forbes, J. France
ISBN (Print)9780851998145
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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