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scientific method (steps)

observation; hypothesis; experimentation; analysis & interpretation

agronomy definition

study of the science of growing foodstuffs for animals

length of digestive tract: carnivores vs herbivores

carnivores: shorter tract relative to size. herbivores: longer tract relative to size.

volatile fatty acids (list)

carbolic; acetic; butyric; propranoic

essential fatty acids (list)

linoleic; alpha-linolenic; arachidonic

ruminants with 3-part stomachs

alpacas, llamas

non-ruminant herbivores

horses, lagomorphs

an all-meat diet in dogs can cause an imbalance of what?

Calcium and phosphorous

1st Law of Thermodynamics

Conservation of Energy: energy can be neither created nor destroyed; it can only be changed in form


the chemical inter-conversion of nutrients to supply energy for life or to build cellular and organ structures


the breakdown of nutrients to supply energy or other compounds


the building or synthesis of body components such as muscle or fat

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