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Radioisotopes In Animal Production Research

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Abstract

Animal productivity may be measured among others, in terms of two important physiological processes of reproduction and growth each of which involves a number of integrated disciplines. Both physiological processes are controlled by interactions of genotype and environment. Reproduction essentially involves complex physiological processes controlled by secretions of endocrine glands known as hormones. On the other hand growth is determined largely by availabilty of essential nutrients. In order to achieve good reproductive and growth rates adequate and constant nutrition for livestock include pasture, cereals, tubers and their by-products as well as industrial by-products. While reproduction is essential to provide the required number and replacement of livestock, growth guarantees availability of meat. Another aspect of livestock production is disease control. An animal needs a good health to adequately express its genetic make up and utilize available nutrition. Research in animal production is aimed at improving all aspects of productivity of livestock which include reproduction, growth, milk production, egg production, good semen etc. of livestock. In order to achieve this an understanding of the biochemical and physiological processes occurring in the animal itself, and in the feedstuff fed to the animal as well as the aetiology and control of diseases affecting the  More>>
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Publication Date:
May 01, 1994
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
CONF-9405331-
Reference Number:
SCA: 553005; PA: AIX-26:063064; EDB-95:132088; SN: 95001457937
Resource Relation:
Conference: Center for Energy Research and Training (C.E.R.T.) seminar, Zaria (Nigeria), 17 May 1994; Other Information: PBD: May 1994
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; ANIMAL BREEDING; TRACER TECHNIQUES; PEST CONTROL
OSTI ID:
100436
Research Organizations:
Ahmadu Bello Univ., Zaria (Nigeria). National Animal Production Research Inst.
Country of Origin:
Nigeria
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: NG9500001063064
Availability:
Available from National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
9 p.
Announcement Date:
Oct 04, 1995

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Eduvie, L O. Radioisotopes In Animal Production Research. Nigeria: N. p., 1994. Web.
Eduvie, L O. Radioisotopes In Animal Production Research. Nigeria.
Eduvie, L O. 1994. "Radioisotopes In Animal Production Research." Nigeria.
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title = {Radioisotopes In Animal Production Research}
author = {Eduvie, L O}
abstractNote = {Animal productivity may be measured among others, in terms of two important physiological processes of reproduction and growth each of which involves a number of integrated disciplines. Both physiological processes are controlled by interactions of genotype and environment. Reproduction essentially involves complex physiological processes controlled by secretions of endocrine glands known as hormones. On the other hand growth is determined largely by availabilty of essential nutrients. In order to achieve good reproductive and growth rates adequate and constant nutrition for livestock include pasture, cereals, tubers and their by-products as well as industrial by-products. While reproduction is essential to provide the required number and replacement of livestock, growth guarantees availability of meat. Another aspect of livestock production is disease control. An animal needs a good health to adequately express its genetic make up and utilize available nutrition. Research in animal production is aimed at improving all aspects of productivity of livestock which include reproduction, growth, milk production, egg production, good semen etc. of livestock. In order to achieve this an understanding of the biochemical and physiological processes occurring in the animal itself, and in the feedstuff fed to the animal as well as the aetiology and control of diseases affecting the animal among other factors, is desirable. A number of methods of investigation have evolved with time. These include colorimetry, spectrophotometry, chromatography, microscopy and raidoisotopic tracer methods. While most of these methods are cumbersome and use equipment with low precision, radioisotopic tracer methods utilize equipment with relatively high precision.}
place = {Nigeria}
year = {1994}
month = {May}
}