Lewis AJ. 2005. Animal nutrition activities at the National Academies-National Research Council. In Graffam W, Hellinga D, Maslanka M, Ward A, Eds. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Omaha, NE.
One of the primary missions of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academies is the publication of a series of reports that deal with animal nutrition. The most well known of these reports are those on Nutrient Requirements of Animals, but periodically additional topics that relate to animal nutrition are addressed. There are currently three projects on animal nutrition (Mineral Tolerance, Nutrient Requirements of Horses, and Nutrient Requirements of Small Ruminants). Each of these will be discussed briefly. For Mineral Tolerance, most of the discussion below is taken directly from the Preface of the report.LewisNASFINAL18Aug.05.pdf     88 KB