Introduction to Animal Science

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-01-25
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social, and Industry Perspectives, Fifth Edition,features the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the traditional disciplines that are so essential to a solid foundation in Animal Science: nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior. The text's comprehensive, non-traditionalapproach introduces the discipline as an ever-changing, integral part of every aspect of human existence. Author W. Stephen Damron not only presents thorough coverage of the major species and their respective concerns, he challenges you to consider the many pressing interests relevant to Animal Science as it influences and is influenced by society today.

Table of Contents

PART ONE      The Place of Animals and Animal Science in the Lives of Humans 

1.  Introduction to the Animal Sciences

2.  The Value of Animals to Humanity

3.  Factors Affecting World Agricultural Structure

4.  Worldwide Systems of Agricultural Production 


PART TWO      The Biological Sciences of Animal Science

5.  Introduction to Nutrition

6.  The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrition

7.   Feedstuffs Classification

8.  Genetics

9.  Animal Breeding

10.  Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

11.  Animal Reproduction

12.  Lactation

13.  Animal Behavior

14.  Animal Health


PART THREE    The Animal Industries

15.  Market Coordination in the Beef, Pork, and Poultry Industries

16.  Beef Cattle

17.  Dairy Cattle

18.  Poultry

19.  Swine

20.  Sheep and Goats

21.  Horses

22.  Aquaculture

23.  Pet and Companion Animals

24.  Lamoids

 25.  Rabbits


PART FOUR     Animals and Society

26.   Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences

27.   Food Safety and Consumer Concerns

28.   Animal Welfare and Animal Rights

29.   Animals in Sustainable Agriculture




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