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Scientific Farm Animal Production: An Introduction to Animal Science

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780134565910

ISBN10:
0134565916
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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Summary

This revision of the world's leading Animal Science book presents reproduction, genetics, nutrition, lactation and consumer products. The coverage of breeding, and the feeding/management of dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, and goats had been widely applauded.

Table of Contents

1 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 Companionship, Recreation, and Creativity
Human Health Research
Other Animals
2 An Overview of the Animal Industries
23(36)
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
3 Red Meat Products
59(21)
Production
Products
Kosher and Muslim Meats
Composition
Nutritional Considerations
Consumption
Marketing
4 By-Products of Meat Animals
80(10)
Edible By-Products
Inedible By-Products
The Rendering Industry
Export Market
5 Milk and Milk Products
90(22)
Milk Production
Milk Composition
Milk Products in the United States
Health Considerations
Consumption
Marketing
6 Poultry and Egg Products
112(15)
Poultry Meat and Egg Production
Composition
Poultry Products
Nutrition Considerations
Consumption
Marketing
7 Wool, Mohair, and Other Fibers
127(14)
Growth of Hair, Wool, and Mohair
Factors Affecting the Value of Wool
Classes and Grades of Wool
Production of Wool and Mohair
Uses of Wool and Mohair
8 Market Classes and Grades of Livestock, Poultry, and Eggs
141(18)
Market Classes and Grades of Red Meat Animals
Market Classes and Grades of Poultry Products
Color Plate Section Carcass Composition Display
159(5)
9 Visual Evaluation of Slaughter Red Meat Animals
164(8)
External Body Parts
Location of the Wholesale Cuts in the Live Animal
Visual Perspective of Carcass Composition of the Live Animal
10 Reproduction
172(26)
Female Organs of Reproduction and Their Functions
Male Organs of Reproduction and Their Functions
What Makes Testicles and Ovaries Function
Pregnancy
Parturition
11 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
12 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
13 Genetic Change Through Selection
239(16)
Continuous Variation and Many Pairs of Genes
Predicting Genetic Change
Evidence of Genetic Change
Genetic Improvement Through Artificial Insemination
Selection Methods
Basis for Selection
14 Mating Systems
255(14)
Inbreeding
Outbreeding
Forming New Lines or Breeds
15 Nutrients and Their Functions
269(15)
Nutrients
Proximate Analysis of Feeds
Digestibility of Feeds
Energy Evaluation of Feeds
Feeds and Feed Composition
16 Digestion and Absorption of Feed
284(14)
Carnivorous, Omnivorous, and Herbivorous Animals
Digestive Tract of Monogastric Animals
Stomach Compartments of Ruminant Animals
Digestion in Monogastric Animals
Digestion in Ruminant Animals
17 Providing Nutrients for Body Functions
298(12)
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
18 Growth and Development
310(21)
Prenatal (Livestock)
Birth (Livestock)
Poultry
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Growth Curves
Carcass Composition
Age and Teeth Relationship
19 Lactation
331(10)
Mammary Gland Structure
Mammary Gland Development and Function
Factors Affecting Milk Production
Milk Composition
Colostrum
20 Adaptation to the Environment
341(9)
Major Environmental Effects
Changing the Environment
Changing the Animals
21 Animal Health
350(15)
Prevention
Detecting Unhealthy Animals
Major Diseases of Farm Animals
22 Beef Cattle Breeds and Breeding
365(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
23 Feeding and Managing Beef Cattle
388(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
24 Dairy Cattle Breeds and Breeding
407(13)
Characteristics of Breeds
Dairy Type
Improving Milk Production
Selection of Dairy Cows
Breeding Dairy Cattle
Sire Selection
25 Feeding and Managing Dairy Cattle
420(14)
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
26 Swine Breeds and Breeding
434(19)
Characteristics of Swine Breeds
Traits and Their Measurements
Effective Use of Performance Records
Selecting Replacement Females
Boar Selection
Crossbreeding for Commercial Swine Producers
27 Feeding and Managing Swine
453(18)
Types of Swine Operations
Farrow-to-Finish Operations
Management of Purchased Feeder Pigs
Market Management Decisions
Costs and Returns
28 Sheep Breeds and Breeding
471(15)
Major U.S. Sheep Breeds
Breeding Sheep
Inherited Abnormalities
29 Feeding and Managing Sheep
486(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
30 Horse Breeds and Breeding
508(19)
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
Donkeys, Mules, and Hinnies
31 Feeding and Managing Horses
527(12)
Feeds and Feeding
Managing Horses
Housing and Equipment
Controling Diseases and Parasites
32 Poultry Breeding, Feeding, and Management
539(25)
Breeds and Breeding
Feeding and Management
Costs and Returns
33 Goat Breeding, Feeding, and Management
564(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
34 Animal Behavior
581(16)
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
35 Issues in Animal Sciences
597(30)
Assessing Risk
Animal Welfare
Biotechnology
Environmental Issues
Consumer Issues
Marketing Issues
Issues and Opportunities
36 Making Effective Management Decisions
627(11)
Managing for Lower Costs and Higher Returns
The Manager
Financial Management
Income Tax Considerations
Estate and Gift-Tax Planning
Computers
Management Systems
37 Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences
638(15)
Production
Science
Agribusiness
Food Industry
International Opportunities
Management Positions
Women in Animal Science Careers
Future Career Opportunities
Career Preparation
Glossary 653(32)
Index 685


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