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Animal Science

Animal Science - 98 edition

Animal Science - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780827377790

ISBN10: 0827377797

Animal Science by James R. Gillespie - ISBN 9780827377790
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 1998
International: No
Animal Science by James R. Gillespie - ISBN 9780827377790

ISBN13: 9780827377790

ISBN10: 0827377797

Edition: 98


Animal Science is designed for post-secondary students in an introductory course in a department of animal science. The text is designed to prepare students majoring in animal science for more advanced and specialized courses. It also provides non-animal science majors a comprehensive overview of livestock production. Terminology is defined and an extensive glossary is provided. The text is extensively illustrated with photographs, line drawings, charts and tables to expand and illuminate the material. A section of color photographs may be used for breed identification. It is based on the most up-to-date information available and is applicable to all areas of the United States.

  • Complete chapter on how to calculate and balance rations
  • Comprehensive nutrient requirement in tables and feed composition tables
  • Includes up-to-date information on carcass composition, anatomy and physiology
  • Highly illustrated with photos, tables and charts - including a 16 page color insert on breed ID
  • Complete chapter on safety

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Overview of the Livestock Industry.
Growth, Development, Meat and Slaughter.
Issues in Animal Agriculture.
Safety in Livestock Production.
Livestock and the Environment.
Animal Behavior.


Digestive Systems and Absorption of Food Nutrients.
Feed Nutrients, Quality, and Analysis.
Balancing Rations.


Genetics of Animal Breeding.
Animal Reproduction.
Animal Breeding Systems.


Breeds of Beef Cattle.
Selection and Judging of Beef.
Feeding and Management of the Cow-Calf Herd.
Feeding and Management of Feeder Cattle.
Diseases and Parasites of Beef Cattle.
Beef Housing and Equipment.
Marketing Beef.


Breeds of Swine.
Selection and Judging of Swine.
Feeding and Management of Swine.
Diseases and Parasites of Swine.
Swine Housing and Equipment.
Marketing Swine.


Selection of Sheep.
Feeding, Management, and Housing of Sheep.
Selection, Feeding and Management of Goats.
Diseases and Parasites of Sheep and Goats.
Marketing Sheep, Wool, Goats, and Mohair.


Selection and Breeds of Horses.
Feeding, Management, Housing, and Tack.
Diseases and Parasites of Horses.
Training and Horsemanship.


Selection of Poultry.
Feeding, Management, Housing, and Equipment.
Diseases and Parasites of Poultry.
Marketing Poultry and Eggs.


Breeds of Dairy Cattle.
Selecting and Judging Dairy Cattle.
Feeding Dairy Cattle.
Management of the Dairy Herd.
Milking Management.
Dairy Herd Health.
Dairy Housing and Equipment.
Marketing Milk.


Rabbit Raising.


Alternative Animals.