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Animal Science - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827377790

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ISBN13: 978-0827377790
ISBN10: 0827377797
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Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 1998
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Animal Science - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827377790

James R. Gillespie

ISBN13: 978-0827377790
ISBN10: 0827377797
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

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

THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY

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

FEEDING AND NUTRITION

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

ANIMAL BREEDING

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

BEEF CATTLE

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.

SWINE

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

SHEEP AND GOATS

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.

HORSES

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

POULTRY

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

DAIRY

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.

RABBITS

Rabbit Raising.

ALTERNATIVE ANIMALS

Alternative Animals.

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