By John R. Speakman
Bringing jointly a mixture of conventional and good proven analytical equipment with extra smooth suggestions, physique Composition research of Animals presents a theoretical assessment of other methodologies mixed with functional suggestion at the use of those options. equipment lined contain using damaging equipment of research, physique situation indices, isotope and gasoline dilution equipment, overall physique electric conductivity, bio-impedance research, ultrasound scanning, and twin strength x-ray absorptiometry.
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Body Composition Analysis of Animals: A Handbook of Non-Destructive Methods by John R. Speakman