Excerpt from Farm Foods: Or the Rational Feeding of Farm AnimalsAs long ago as the year 1868, when the first edition of my Practical System of Manuring appeared, I had pledged myself to bring out a companion volume, in which the nutrition of theMoreExcerpt from Farm Foods: Or the Rational Feeding of Farm AnimalsAs long ago as the year 1868, when the first edition of my Practical System of Manuring appeared, I had pledged myself to bring out a companion volume, in which the nutrition of the body and the economy of Farm Food-stuffs should be treated on similar lines.
But at the same time I expressed my intention of reserving the work until the principles underlying its teaching had been placed upon a clear and systematic basis. The science of Agricultural Dietetics was then beginning to assume definite proportions, and from the great energy with which it was being prosecuted it seemed more than probable that in a very short time it would attain a position which would enable it to offer practice a firmer and sounder support for the acceptance of the latest scientific principles.
In my opinion that time has now come.Thanks mainly to the rich harvest of results which has rewarded the zealous labours of the Munich School of Physiology, the general laws of animal nutrition, as well as those of flesh- and fat-formation in the animal body, are now clear and patent- the necessary investigations which were so admirably executed by Voit and Pettenkofer have attained a present conclusion.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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