9780131189331

Handbook Of Livestock Management

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    9780131189331

  • ISBN10:

    0131189336

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/21/2006
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Discusses a wide range of species and topics, showing step-by-step how to perform the skills and techniques essential for those in animal management. Taking a hands-on approach, it reflects the authorrs"s authoritative experience and emphasizes how to maintain and maximize an animalrs"s well-being and productivity. Over 800 illustrations, external parts and skeletal drawings, and new photographs offer readers a close look at each species and each livestock management technique.Features chapters on beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, livestock restraint and herd health. Covers all aspects of each species from breeding and conception through their complete lifecycle. Recommends techniques that are best for both the livestock manager and the animal. Provides cautionary notes at appropriate danger points with each step-by-step procedure. Follows a predictable format that includes an introduction to each technique, lists of necessary equipment, a discussion of required restraint, cautionary notes at appropriate danger points, a description of the normal recovery sequence, and a discussion of postprocedural management. Excellent for those involved in livestock management.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Author xiv
Livestock Restraint Techniques
Introduction
1(1)
Types of Restraint
2(1)
Working with Rope
3(24)
Cattle Restraint
27(9)
Swine Restraint
36(5)
Horse Restraint
41(9)
Sheep Restraint
50(7)
Goat Restraint
57(6)
Beef Cattle Management Techniques
Introduction
63(2)
Identification
65(6)
Orphan Calf Care
71(2)
Milking
73(1)
Implanting
73(3)
Pasture Breeding
76(3)
Sorting
79(2)
Castration
81(6)
Weighing
87(2)
Weaning
89(2)
Branding
91(4)
Clipping
95(3)
Body Condition Scoring
98(4)
Beef Quality Assurance
102(7)
Cattle Management Techniques
Introduction
109(1)
Approaching, Catching, and Haltering
110(2)
Training (Breaking) to Lead
112(2)
Washing
114(2)
Moving Cattle
116(2)
Loading and Transporting
118(3)
Heat Detection
121(7)
Artificial Insemination
128(5)
Estrus Synchronization
133(5)
Pregnancy Examination
138(5)
Normal Calving
143(3)
Abnormal (Assisted) Calving
146(7)
Neonatal Care
153(4)
Stomach Tubing
157(3)
Treatment of Bloat
160(3)
Dehorning
163(4)
Bolusing and Drenching
167(2)
Control of Internal Parasites
169(4)
Control of External Parasites
173(4)
Treatment of Ringworm
177(1)
Treatment of Pinkeye
177(2)
Hoof Trimming
179(7)
Control of Foot Rot
186(3)
Dairy Cattle Management Techniques
Introduction
189(2)
Identification
191(4)
Natural Breeding
195(2)
Dry Cow Care
197(2)
Care of the Young Dairy Calf
199(3)
Clipping
202(3)
Training to Milk
205(2)
Milking
207(3)
Mastitis Treatment
210(2)
Mastitis Prevention
212(2)
Downer Cows
214(2)
Euthanasia
216(2)
Removal of Supernumerary Teats
218(2)
Weaning and Training to Drink and Eat
220(2)
Body Condition Scoring of Dairy Cows
222(7)
Swine Management Techniques
Characteristics of Swine
229(1)
Housing of Swine
230(1)
Heat Detection: Test Mating
231(3)
Diagnosis of Pregnancy
234(1)
Farrowing
235(5)
Navel Cord Care
240(1)
Clipping Needle Teeth
241(2)
Tail Docking
243(1)
Iron Injections
244(2)
Ear Notching
246(3)
Ear Tagging
249(1)
Branding
250(1)
Tattooing
251(2)
Castration
253(3)
Washing Swine and Equipment
256(2)
Ringing
258(1)
Removal of Tusks from Boars
259(2)
Cooling Swine
261(3)
Internal and External Parasite Control
264(3)
Training, Grooming, and Exhibiting Swine
267(3)
Weighing Pigs
270(2)
Moving or Transporting Pigs on the Farm
272(3)
Transporting Pigs off the Farm
275(2)
Backfat and Loin Muscle Determinations
277(3)
Artificial Insemination in Swine
280(2)
Assuring Quality Pork
282(3)
Horse Management Techniques
Introduction
285(2)
Approaching, Catching, and Haltering
287(3)
Leading
290(1)
Tying
291(4)
Grooming
295(4)
Picking Up and Cleaning Feet
299(3)
Thinning and Shortening Manes and Tails
302(4)
Clipping
306(7)
Bathing
313(1)
Sheath and Genital Cleaning
314(1)
Wrapping the Tail
315(2)
Wrapping Legs
317(2)
Trimming Hooves
319(4)
Shoe Removal
323(2)
Emergency Shoe Replacement
325(4)
Aging Horses by Their Teeth
329(1)
Tooth Care
330(8)
Measuring Height
338(1)
Identification
339(3)
Taking the Horse's Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration
342(2)
Passing the Stomach Tube
344(2)
Saddling
346(2)
Bridling
348(3)
Cleaning and Preservation of Leather
351(2)
Loading
353(4)
Trailering (Hauling) Horses
357(2)
Breeding Horses
359(4)
Foaling
363(7)
Resuscitating the Asphyxiated Foal
370(1)
Care of the Newborn Foal
371(6)
Castration
377(1)
Parasite Control Program
377(3)
Fly Control
380(1)
Body Condition Scoring
381(4)
Sheep Management Techniques
Introduction
385(3)
Breeding
388(2)
Diagnosis of Pregnancy
390(3)
Lambing
393(2)
Neonatal Care
395(2)
Docking
397(4)
Castration
401(3)
Identification
404(5)
Fostering Lambs
409(1)
Weaning and Mastitis Control
410(2)
Artificial Rearing
412(2)
Worming to Control Internal Parasites
414(3)
Control of External Parasites
417(1)
Foot Trimming
418(2)
Treatment of Foot Rot
420(2)
Treatment of Bloat
422(1)
Age Determination
423(2)
Preparing for Sale or Exhibition
425(2)
Catching, Handling, Moving, and Weighing
427(2)
Shearing
429(8)
Annual Management Calendar
437(4)
Goat Management Techniques
Introduction
441(4)
Catching, Handling, and Controlling Goats
445(5)
Grooming and Clipping
450(2)
Breeding
452(4)
Kidding
456(4)
Neonatal Care
460(4)
Milking
464(3)
Disbudding
467(3)
Deodorizing
470(1)
Castration
471(4)
Identification
475(3)
Dehorning
478(2)
Foot Trimming
480(3)
Treatment of Foot Rot
483(2)
Wattle Removal
485(1)
Age Determination
486(1)
Maintaining Herd Health
487(5)
Harnessing Your Goat
492(1)
Packing Your Goat
493(6)
Poultry Management Techniques
Introduction
499(2)
Parts of the Fowl
501(2)
Catching, Holding, and Carrying Poultry
503(4)
Identification
507(5)
Inspecting for Defects, Abnormalities, External Parasites, and Molt
512(3)
Producing and Incubating Fertile Eggs
515(5)
Brooding Chicks
520(3)
Dubbing and Dewattling Chickens
523(2)
Desnooding of Turkey Poults
525(1)
Toe Clipping
526(1)
Debeaking
526(4)
Caponizing
530(4)
Processing Poultry for Food
534(5)
Processing Eggs for Food
539(2)
Planning Poultry Health Programs
541(4)
Animal Health Management
Introduction
545(1)
Concepts of Health and Disease
546(2)
Sanitation
548(3)
Drugs
551(4)
Administering Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals
555(6)
The Vital Signs: Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration
561(2)
Recognizing the Healthy Animal
563(1)
Recognizing the Abnormal or Sick Animal
564(1)
Management Aids for Protecting the Herd from Infections
565(1)
Evaluating Herd Health
566(1)
Wounds
567(2)
First Aid Techniques
569(3)
First Aid Kits and Medicine Chest
572(3)
Commonly Used Veterinary Medical Abbreviations
575(2)
Establishing and Managing the Herd Health Program
577(3)
Appendices
Appendix A External Parts of the Cow
580(1)
Appendix B Skeleton of the Cow
581(1)
Appendix C External Parts of the Pig
582(1)
Appendix D Skeleton of the Pig
583(1)
Appendix E External Parts of the Horse
584(1)
Appendix F Skeleton of the Horse
585(1)
Appendix G External Parts of the Sheep
586(1)
Appendix H Skeleton of the Sheep
587(1)
Appendix I External Parts of the Goat
588(1)
Appendix J Skeleton of the Goat
589(1)
Appendix K Parts of the Rooster and Hen
590(1)
Appendix L Skeleton of the Fowl
591(1)
Appendix M Parts of the Turkey Tom and Hen
592(1)
Appendix N Age-Weight Relationships for Domestic Livestock
593(5)
Appendix O Gestation and Incubation Table
598(2)
Appendix P Normal Range of Reproductive Behavior
600(1)
Appendix Q Absorptive Capacities of Various Bedding Materials
601(1)
Appendix R Diseases of and Immunizing Agents for Domestic Livestock
602(4)
Appendix S Common Diseases of Domestic Livestock and Their Symptoms
606(4)
Appendix T Useful Abbreviations, Conversion Factors, and Mathematical Formulae
610(6)
Appendix U Nutrient Functions and Deficiency Symptoms
616(2)
Appendix V Male, Female, Castrate Livestock Terminology
618(1)
Appendix W Digestive System Sizes and Capacities
619(2)
Glossary 621(14)
Index 635

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