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Scientific Farm Animal Production : An Introduction to Animal Science,9780130200327
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Scientific Farm Animal Production : An Introduction to Animal Science

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780130200327

ISBN10:
0130200328
Format:
Hardcover w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
PRENTICE HALL
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Summary

For freshman-level courses in Introductory Animal Science. This highly acclaimed, best-selling introduction to animal science explores the depth and breadth of both the livestock and poultry industries. It provides a sound overview of the biological principles of animal science (e.g. reproduction, genetics, nutrition, consumer products, etc.), and offers comprehensive coverage of the practical areas of breeding, feeding, and management of major farm animal species.

Table of Contents

Animal Contributions to Human Needs
1(22)
Contributions to Food Needs
Contributions to Clothing and Other Nonfood Products
Contributions to Work and Power Needs
Animals for Companion-ship, Recreation, and Creativity
Human Health Research
Other Animals
An Overview of the Livestock and Poultry Industries
22(37)
U.S. Livestock and Poultry: An Overview
The Beef Industry
The Dairy Cattle Industry
The Horse Industry
The Poultry Industry
The Sheep and Goat Industry
The Swine Industry
Other Animal Industries
Industry Issues and Challenges
Read Meat Products
59(20)
Production
Products
Kosher and Muslim Meats
Composition
Nutritional Considerations
Consumption
Marketing
Color Plate Section
Wholesale and Retail Red Meat Cuts
Poultry and Egg Products
79(14)
Poultry Meat and Egg Production
Composition
Poultry Products
Nutrition Considerations
Consumption
Marketing
Milk and Milk Products
93(21)
Milk Production
Milk Composition
Milk Products in the United States
Health Considerations
Consumption
Marketing
Wool and Mohair
114(17)
Growth of Hair, Wool, and Mohair
Factors Affecting the Value of Wool
Classes and Grades of Wool
Production of Wool and Mohair
Wool Marketing
Uses of Wool and Mohair
By-Products of Meat Animals
131(11)
Edible By-Products
Inedible By-Products
The Rendering Industry
Market Classes and Grades of Livestock, Poultry, and Eggs
142(21)
Market Classes and Grades of Red Meat Animals
Market Classes and Grades of Poultry Products
Visual Evaluation of Market Animals
163(8)
External Body Parts
Location of the Wholesale Cuts in the Live Animal
Visual Perspective of Carcass Composition of the Live Animal
Color Plate Section 171(524)
Carcass Composition Display
Reproduction
173(25)
Female Organs of Reproduction and Their Functions
Male Organs of Reproduction and Their Functions
What Makes Testicles and Ovaries Function
Pregnancy
Parturition
Artificial Insemination, Estrous Synchronization, and Embryo Transfer
198(15)
Semen Collecting and Processing
Insemination of the Female
Extent of Artificial Insemination
Estrous Synchronization
Embryo Transfer
Genetics
213(26)
Production of Gametes
Spermatogenesis
Oogenesis
Fertilization
DNA and RNA
Genes and Chromosomes
Six Fundamental Types of Mating
Multiple Gene Pairs
Gene Interactions
Interactions Between Genes and Environment
Biotechnology
Genetic Change Through Selection
239(18)
Continuous Variation and Many Pairs of Genes
Predicting Genetic Change
Evidence of Genetic Change
Genetic Improvement Through Artificial Insemination
Selection Methods
Basis for Selection
Mating Systems
257(14)
Inbreeding
Outbreeding
Forming New Lines or Breeds
Nutrients and Their Functions
271(15)
Nutrients
Proximate Analysis of Feeds
Digestibility of Feeds
Energy Evaluation of Feeds
Feeds and Feed Composition
Digestion and Absorption of Feed
286(14)
Carnivorous, Omnivorous, and Herbivorous Animals
Digestive Tract of Monogastric Animals
Stomach Compartments of Ruminant Animals
Digestion in Monogastric Animals
Digestion in Ruminant Animals
Providing Nutrients for Body Functions
300(14)
Nutrient Requirements for Body Maintenance
Nutrient Requirements for Growth
Nutrient Requirements for Fattening
Nutrient Requirements for Reproduction
Nutrient Requirements for Lactation
Nutrient Requirements for Egg Laying
Nutrient Requirements for Wool Production
Nutrient Requirements for Work
Ration Formulation
Nutrient Requirements of Ruminants
Growth and Development
314(21)
Prenatal (Livestock)
Birth (Livestock)
Poultry
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Growth Curves
Carcass Composition
Age and Teeth Relationship
Lactation
335(10)
Mammary Gland Structure
Mammary Gland Development and Function
Factors Affecting Milk Production
Milk Composition
Colostrum
Adaptation to the Environment
345(10)
Major Environmental Effects
Changing the Environment
Changing the Animals
Animal Health
355(17)
Prevention
Detecting Unhealthy Animals
Major Diseases of Farm Animals
Quality Assurance
Animal Behavior
372(18)
Systems of Animal Behavior
Sexual Behavior
Care-Giving Behavior
Care-Soliciting Behavior
Agonistic Behavior
Ingestive Behavior
Eliminative Behavior
Shelter-Seeking Behavior
Investigative Behavior
Allelomimetic Behavior
Other Behaviors
Issues in Agriculture
390(33)
Assessing Risk
Animal Welfare
Biotechnology
Environmental Issues
Consumer Issues
Marketing Issues
Issues and Opportunities
Making Effective Management Decisions
423(10)
Managing for Lower Costs and Higher Returns
The Manager
Financial Management
Income Tax Cosiderations
Estate and Gift-Tax Planning
People
Management Systems
Beef Cattle Breeds and Breeding
433(23)
What Is a Breed?
Major U.S. Beef Breeds
Improving Beef Cattle Through Breeding Methods
Traits and Their Measurement
Bull Selection
Selecting Replacement Heifers
Cow Selection
Crossbreeding Programs for Commercial Producers
Color Plate Section
Breeds of Beef Cattle
Feeding and Managing Beef Cattle
456(19)
Cow-Calf Management
Management for Optimum Calf Crop Percentages
Management for Optimum Weaning Weights
Management for Low Annual Cow Costs
Stocker-Yearling Production
Feedlot Cattle Management
Costs and Returns
Production and Prices
Dairy Cattle Breeds and Breeding
475(14)
Characteristics of Breeds
Dairy Type
Improving Milk Production
Selection of Dairy Cows
Breeding Dairy Cattle
Sire Selection
Color Plate Section
Breeds of Dairy Cattle
Feeding and Managing Dairy Cattle
489(18)
Nutrition of Lactating Cows
Nutrition of Dry Cows
Nutrition of Replacement Heifers
Nutrition of Bulls
Calving Operations
Milking and Housing Facilities for Dairy Cows
Milking Operations
Controlling Diseases
Costs and Returns
Swine Breeds and Breeding
507(20)
Characteristics of Swine Breeds
Traits and Their Measurements
Effective Use of Performance Records
Selecting Replacement Females
Boar Selection
Crossbreeding for Commercial Swine Producers
Feeding and Managing Swine
527(19)
Types of Swine Operations
Farrow-to-Finish Operations
Management of Purchased Feeder Pigs
Market Management Decisions
Costs and Returns
Sheep Breeds and Breeding
546(15)
Major U.S. Sheep Breeds
Breeding Sheep
Inherited Abnormalities
Feeding and Managing Sheep
561(22)
Production Requirements for Farm Flocks
Types of Farm Flock Producers
Feeding Ewes
Care and Management of Farm Flocks
Facilities for Production of Range Sheep
Managing Range Sheep
Controlling Diseases and Parasites
Determining the Age of Sheep by Their Teeth
Costs and Returns
Horse Breeds and Breeding
583(19)
Horses and Humans
Breeds of Horses
Breeding Program
Conformation of the Horse
Unsoundness and Blemishes of Horses
Gaits of Horses
Ease of Riding and Way of Going
Determining the Age of a Horse by Its Teeth
Color Plate Section
Breeds of Horses
Feeding and Managing Horses
602(13)
Feeds and Feeding
Managing Horses
Housing and Equipment
Controlling Diseases and Parasites
Poultry Breeding, Feeding, and Management
615(29)
Breeds and Breeding
Feeding and Management
Costs and Returns
Goat Breeding, Feeding, and Management
644(17)
Importance of Goats
Physiological Characteristics
Characteristics of Breeds of Dairy Goats
Care and Management
Controlling Diseases and Parasites
The Angora Goat
Cashmere Goats
The Meat Goat
The Pygmy Goat
Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences
661(14)
Production
Science
Agribusiness
Food Industry
Horses
Companion Animals
International Opportunities
Management Positions
Future Career Opportunities
Career Preparation
Aquaculture
675(20)
Overview
Catfish Overview
Catfish Production
Trout Overview
Trout Production
Tilapia Overview
Tilapia Production
Crawfish Overview
Crawfish Production
Disease Management
Glossary 695(32)
Index 727


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