Chapter 27. Role of Minerals in Halophyte Feeding to Ruminants

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Salah A. Attia-Ismail

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch27

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Attia-Ismail, S. A. (2008) Role of Minerals in Halophyte Feeding to Ruminants, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch27

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. Desert Research Center, Matareya, 11753 Cairo, Egypt

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • halophytes and ash and mineral contents;
  • minerals and their role in ruminant halophyte feeding;
  • halophyte included diets and mineral deficiency

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ash and Mineral Contents of Halophytes

  • Factors Affecting Mineral Contents of Halophytes

  • Salt-Affected Soils

  • Irrigation with Saline Water

  • Salinity Level

  • Plant Species

  • Mineral Role in Ruminant Nutrition

  • Recommended Mineral Allowances

  • Minerals Deficiency in Halophyte Included Diets

  • Excessive Minerals in Livestock Rations in Dry Areas

  • Effect of Halophytes Feeding on Mineral Utilization

  • Effect of Minerals on Rumen Function

  • Effect of Minerals on Feed Intake

  • Effect of Minerals on Water Intake and Nutrient Utilization

  • Effect of Minerals on Microbial Community in the Rumen

  • References