Introduction to Animal Science

ISBN-10: 0132623897
ISBN-13: 9780132623896
Edition: 5th 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $214.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.268

Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social, and Industry Perspectives, Fifth Edition,features the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the traditional disciplines that are so essential to a solid foundation in Animal Science: nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior. The text's comprehensive,non-traditionalapproach introduces the discipline as an ever-changing, integral part of every aspect of human existence. Author W. Stephen Damron not only presents thorough coverage of the major species and their respective concerns, he challenges you to consider the many pressing interests relevant to Animal Science as it influences and is influenced by society today.

The Place of Animals and Animal Science in the Lives of Humans
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
The Value of Animals to Humanity
Factors Affecting World Agricultural Structure
Worldwide Systems of Agricultural Production
The Biological Sciences of Animal Science
Introduction to Nutrition
The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrition
Feedstuffs Classification
Genetics
Animal Breeding
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Animal Reproduction
Lactation
Animal Behavior
Animal Health
The Animal Industries
Market Coordination in the Beef, Pork, and Poultry Industries
Beef Cattle
Dairy Cattle
Poultry
Swine
Sheep and Goats
Horses
Aquaculture
Pet and Companion Animals
Lamoids
Rabbits
Animals and Society
Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences
Food Safety and Consumer Concerns
Animal Welfare and Animal Rights
Animals in Sustainable Agriculture
Glossary
Index

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