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Introduction to Animal Science : Global, Biological, Social, and Industry Perspectives,9780130449979
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Introduction to Animal Science : Global, Biological, Social, and Industry Perspectives

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2nd
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9780130449979

ISBN10:
0130449970
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Unique in focus and cutting-edge in content, this lavishly illustrated introduction to animal science covers the full range of topics—traditional and non-traditional—that reflect the way agriculture is changing today. By exploring animal science from a variety of integrated perspectives—biological, species, industry, society, and global—it reveals the dynamic nature of animal science and the many ways in which it is a piece of a much larger whole of agriculture and agriculture within society (e.g., how animals fit into all of society and how animals contribute to the well-being of man from a worldwide perspective). The Value of Animals to Mankind. Factors Affecting World Agricultural Structure. Worldwide Systems of Agricultural Production. Introduction to Nutrition. The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrition. Feedstuffs Classification. Genetics. Animal Breeding. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. Animal Reproduction. Lactation. Animal Behavior. Animal Health. Vertical Integration: Beef, Pork and Poultry. Beef Cattle. Dairy Cattle. Poultry. Swine. Sheep and Goats. Horses. Aquaculture. Pet and Companion Animals. Llamoids. Rabbits. Careers and Career Preparation in Animal Science. Animals as Consumers of Grain: Asset or Liability? Food Safety and Consumer Concerns. Animal Welfare and Animal Rights. Animals in Sustainable Agriculture.

Table of Contents

PART I THE PLACE OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL SCIENCE IN THE LIVES OF HUMANS
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
3(14)
The Value of Animals to Mankind
17(19)
Factors Affecting World Agricultural Structure
36(20)
Worldwide Systems of Agricultural Production
56(15)
PART II THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
Introduction to Nutrition
71(24)
The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrition
95(19)
Feedstuffs Classification
114(20)
Genetics
134(23)
Animal Breeding
157(37)
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
194(19)
Animal Reproduction
213(25)
Lactation
238(11)
Animal Behavior
249(25)
Animal Health
274(23)
PART III THE ANIMAL INDUSTRIES
Vertical Integration Comparison: Beef, Pork, and Poultry
297(14)
Beef Cattle
311(39)
Dairy Cattle
350(43)
Poultry
393(42)
Swine
435(38)
Sheep and Goats
473(42)
Horses
515(42)
Aquaculture
557(40)
Pet and Companion Animals
597(40)
Lamoids
637(26)
Rabbits
663(22)
PART IV ANIMALS AND SOCIETY
Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences
685(18)
Animals As Consumers of Grain: Asset or Liability?
703(11)
``Food Safety and Consumer Concerns''
714(25)
Animal Welfare and Animal Rights
739(19)
Animals in Sustainable Agriculture
758


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