© 2016


  • Danilo Domingues Millen
  • Mario De Beni Arrigoni
  • Rodrigo Dias Lauritano Pacheco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Claudia Maria Bertan Membrive
    Pages 1-38
  3. T. G. Nagaraja
    Pages 39-61
  4. Fredric N. Owens, Mehmet Basalan
    Pages 63-102
  5. Mário De Beni Arrigoni, Cyntia Ludovico Martins, Marco Aurélio Factori
    Pages 103-126
  6. Danilo Domingues Millen, Rodrigo Dias Lauritano Pacheco, Luciano da Silva Cabral, Lia Locatelli Cursino, Daniel Hideki Mariano Watanabe, André Luiz Nagatani Rigueiro
    Pages 127-156
  7. Paulo Henrique Mazza Rodrigues
    Pages 157-187
  8. Davi Brito de Araújo, Lucas F. S. P. Barbosa, Cesar A. A. Borges, Richard Coulter, Enrico Boselli, Danilo V. Grandini et al.
    Pages 189-212
  9. Flávio Augusto Portela Santos, Rodrigo da Silva Marques, João Ricardo Rebouças Dórea
    Pages 213-241
  10. Clinton R. Krehbiel, Rufino Lopez, Matt J. Hersom
    Pages 243-263
  11. Gustavo D. Cruz, Danilo Domingues Millen, André Luiz Nagatani Rigueiro
    Pages 265-279
  12. Nicolas DiLorenzo
    Pages 281-308
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 309-314

About this book


The book combines information about the behaviour that allowed ruminants to survive and to evolve on Earth: the rumen. Furthermore, the reader will find aspects involving rumen anatomy, physiology, microbiology, fermentation, metabolism, manipulation, kinetics and modeling. Thus, the book was not only organized to help students involved in areas such as ruminant nutrition and ruminant production but collegians gathering material for teaching practices. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Danilo Domingues Millen
    • 1
  • Mario De Beni Arrigoni
    • 2
  • Rodrigo Dias Lauritano Pacheco
    • 3
  1. 1.Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)DracenaBrazil
  2. 2.Breeding and Animal Nutrition DepartmentSao Paulo State University (UNESP)BotucatuBrazil
  3. 3.Mato Grosso State Agricultural Research and Extension Company (EMPAER)Várzea GrandeBrazil

About the editors

Dr. Danilo Millen is an Animal Scientist, with a Master's and PhD degrees in Animal Sciences. He is an associate professor of the Animal Sciences Department at Sao Paulo State University, UNESP. His research is based on rumen metabolism and feedlot cattle nutrition. During the past decade he has been working on evaluations of several feed additives, manipulation of rumen fermentation, protocols of adaptation for Nellore cattle and rumen health. 

Dr. Mario De Beni Arrigoni is an Animal Scientist with a Master's and PhD degrees in Animal Sciences. He is an associate professor of the Department of Breeding and Animal Nutrition at Sao Paulo State University, UNESP. For the past 25yrs he has been working on ruminant nutrition in particular with beef cattle, focusing on calf-feds, carcass ultrasound measurements, beef quality, and lately on manipulation of rumen fermentation and use of carbon isotopes in beef cattle studies.

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